Google: Google Breaks Ground on Its $300m Ohio Data Center

Jun 23, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Google has broken ground on a new facility in Columbus, Ohio. The site for the new data center was previously used for a snake oil farm. Last year, the company first revealed plans for the 14,000 square meters (150,000 square foot) data center. According to the company, the facility will cost $300 million. In addition, Google negotiated over $50 million in tax breaks when the data center was announced. However, it did so through a company called Magellan Enterprises LLC.

Google says the data center should be in operation by the end of 2025. In addition, 20 people will be employed at the facility. Because the site of the data center is a historical one, there were protests and opposition from the neighbors of the property. However, Google agreed to Good Neighbor Agreement. The agreement will see the company preserve one-third of the 496-acre plot. This portion will remain a green space. 

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