The Facebook Data Center became a reality through $150 million in property tax incentives from the Alpine School District, the city of Eagle Mountain, Utah County, Unified Fire Authority and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.
As part of the agreement, Facebook will invest $100 million in road and utility enhancements for the west side of Utah County. According to Eagle Mountain officials, the property currently generates about $66 per year in tax revenues. The addition of the data center increases tax revenue to $840,000 annually. Once complete, the data center will also provide up to 200 full-time jobs.
Powered by 100% renewable energy, the data center represents the first use of Rocky Mountain Power's Schedule 34, which allows qualified customers to receive power from completely renewable sources.
The data center is being build in phases; the first phase scheduled for completion in 2020. Steel Encounters is providing metal panel systems, glazing, and specialty services to the facility. The H-shaped, 1.5 million s.f. facility is located on more than 500 acres roughly 15 miles south of Bluffdale, Utah.
Services: Glazing, Metal Panel Systems
Design / Construction Team:
Skidmore Owings Merrill / Okland Construction