As expected, Apple has filed plans to build a large data center in Prineville, Oregon. The company has already begun work on a 10,000 square foot facility featuring modular data centers. But this week the company submitted a master plan for its 160-acre property in a high plain in Prineville, across the street from a growing data center campus for Facebook. Apple’s plans indicate that the company will build two large buildings spanning more than 500,000 square feet of data halls.
It’s been a big week for Prineville. With both Apple and Facebook filing expansion plans this week, the town of about 10,000 people in central Oregon is showing signs of progress in a bid to become a data center destination. Facebook put Prineville on the data center map by choosing the small town as the site of an ultra-efficient data center.