Connecticut: Connecticut towns plan to stop data center development projects

Dec 08, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Towns in Connecticut want to stop a new company from building data centers. Gotspace Data Partners LLC plans to build five data centers across Connecticut. The company plans to build data centers in Griswold, Groton, Wallingford, Bozrah, and Norwich. However, according to reports, the Wallingford Town Council is considering different options of rescinding its host agreement with the company after a neighboring town rejected Gotspace’s proposal of developing a data center there. 

Some officials and residents of the towns are against the development of data centers in their communities. However, the main problem of these towns is the company’s stability and commitment to the development of the data centers. Earlier in October, Bozrah voted to reject a proposal of creating a new zone that will allow Gotspace to develop a data center in their town. However, Gotspace has already secured a data center host agreement in Wallingford. 

Gotspace is looking to build a 200MW, 1 million square feet data center in the town. However, the town cannot terminate the agreement with Gotspace unless it fails to submit a building permit in 36 months.