John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD, “Turns out Apple’s real estate investments in Maiden, N.C., extend a bit further than the parcel where the company is currently finishing up work on its data center.”
“According to Catawba County Geospatial Information Services, Apple owns a little over 70 acres across the street from the 183 acre parcel on which its 500,000-square-foot data center is being built,” Paczkowski reports. “That land was purchased in July of last year, but for what purpose?”
“The scuttlebutt around Maiden is that the company intends to use it for office space. But that seems unlikely,” Paczkowski reports. “A more plausible explanation is that this parcel, too, will be used for data center space.”
Full article, with parcel information for all of Apple’s recent land purchases in Maiden, NC, here.
Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider, “Late last week, it was revealed that Apple may already have plans to double the North Carolina site to 1 million square feet.”
“This week, additional evidence to support an expanded facility was revealed, as plans for the site include ‘Phase 2’ with a second, seemingly identical building,” Oliver reports. “The current 500,000-square-foot data center, expected to fully open by year’s end, is already five times larger than the company’s current data center in Newark, Calif.”
“Apple first announced the location of its secretive massive data center in July 2009,” Oliver reports. “The company has has hired staff for the $1 billion facility, but its exact purpose remains unknown.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]