KDC, Patronus add to D-FW’s booming data center market with Frisco project

With demand for data center space exploding in North Texas, real estate developers are rushing to take advantage of the trend.
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One of the area’s biggest commercial property firms – KDC – is teaming up with Frisco-based Patronus Data Centers to develop a project that’s been in the works for a couple of years.
KDC will work with Patronus to develop the flagship data center campus on Main Street in Frisco. The 35-acre development site is just west of the Dallas North Tollway.
KDC and Patronus plan to offer to build data centers in the campus for companies who need high-tech facilities in North Texas.
The property was originally planned for four buildings.
It’s located right next door to an electric utility substation.
“The Patronus site is a unique data center location with close proximity to robust corporate growth, abundant electrical power and rich fiber networks,” Ab Atkins, KDC senior vice president-partner, said in a statement. “The D-FW data center market enjoys some of the strongest demand in the country.
“Data center sites such as this, with the necessary critical infrastructure already in place, are difficult to find.”
North Texas was the second fastest growing datacenter market in the country in 2015, behind only suburban Washington, D.C., according to a new report by commercial property firm JLL.
Along with a number of speculative, multi-tenant data center projects in the works in the D-FW area, Facebook, State Farm Insurance and TD Ameritrade are building big corporate facilities.
Several large data centers are being built in Richardson and Plano – close to fast growing local employers.
KDC has been in the data center development business since 2007. It’s built more than a dozen facilities tailor made for companies.
That’s what Patronus and KDC plan to do in Frisco.
“We are excited to partner with KDC, a leader in the office and data center build-to-suit market for corporate America,” said Kenneth Wolverton, COO of Patronus