Big State Farm Insurance datacenter project coming to Richardson
October 23, 2014
By Steve Brown
Dallas Morning News
City of Richardson
Another State Farm Insurance building project is in the works in Richardson.
The Illinois-based insurance giant plans to build a large datacenter, which would be located near its new office campus at Plano Road and Bush Turnpike.
State Farm is working with developer KDC to build the 129,180-square-foot data center just south of its campus at the vacant corner of Lookout Drive and Plano Road.
The property is part of the historic Spring Creek Farms, which was previously owned by the Owens family.
Plans filed with the City of Richardson show that the datacenter – called Project Black Flag – will take up about 15 acres on the corner. The 1-story building is being designed by Corgan Architects of Dallas.
The facility would have parking for more than 130 workers.
Corgan and KDC are the two firms building State Farm’s new 1.5 million square-foot office campus in the CityLine development just up the road.
The first State Farm building in CityLine opens late this year.
The Spring Creek Farms property is just south of the familiar farm buildings and barns, which are on the east side of Plano Road.
Bob Evans Co. closed the farm to tours and visitors last year, ending operations that started in the 1960s. The Owens family sold the operation in 1987.
The farm property is one of the largest undeveloped tracts in that area just east of North Central Expressway near Greenville Avenue.
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