Data center construction concluded in Elk Grove Village

  • A vacant 189,240-square-foot warehouse at 800 Devon Ave. in Elk Grove Village has been converted into a data center.

    A vacant 189,240-square-foot warehouse at 800 Devon Ave. in Elk Grove Village has been converted into a data center. Courtesy of Elk Grove Village

 
Updated 1/12/2022 1:35 PM

ELK GROVE VILLAGE -- ComEd joins Skybox Datacenters, a national data center provider, in announcing the completion of a 189,000-square-foot data center in the heart of Elk Grove Village.

The new facility is Skybox's first data center in Illinois and will expand hyperscale digital infrastructure to meet commercial data needs in the region.

 

This project is a new joint venture between Prologis Inc, the global leader in logistics real estate, and Skybox Datacenters, a leading national data center developer. The project will create at least 20 competitive full-time positions and employ over 200 positions during construction.

Completion of Illinois' newest data center follows a six-month construction effort, where an existing distribution warehouse building was retrofitted with structural improvements, redundant electrical power lines and a two-tiered service plan by ComEd to bring competitive, reliable energy.

Over the past year alone, ComEd helped bring six new data centers to northern Illinois, generating over $2 billion in investment and hundreds of construction jobs in the coming years, the utility company said.

"Prologis is pleased to be part of this important project that is strengthening the digital infrastructure of the region," said Jeff Folkman, Prologis' market officer for Chicago. "It has been great to partner with ComEd, Elk Grove Village and Skybox on this project."

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