CoreSite to Build 175,000 SF Data Center in Downtown Chicago

CHICAGO — CoreSite Realty Corp. has acquired a two-acre land parcel in downtown Chicago to build CH2, a 175,000-square-foot data center. The four-story facility will support 18 megawatts of power capacity. CoreSite expects to begin construction on the project at the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019. The company plans to construct the building in three phases, consisting of six megawatts of capacity per phase, with a total estimated cost of $190 million to $210 million. CH2 will be located one mile from CoreSite’s existing CH1 facility and network node. CoreSite plans to connect the two sites via fiber.

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