Apple Submits Central Oregon "Data Hall" Plan

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsAppleCentral Oregon news

Apple Inc. has dropped a big hint about its plans for a large-scale data center in Central Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports that a master plan submitted to the city of Prineville shows two buildings with more than 500,000 square feet of what are described as "data halls."

 The plan doesn't say when Apple might start building. Prineville officials say the company has been vague about a schedule, and the company did not respond to calls. Apple is already building a small, 10,000-square-foot data center on its Prineville property, but city officials have been expecting a bigger development.

The report about Apple follows shortly after news that Facebook expects to build additional data storage facilities across the road in Prineville.

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