A data center is being proposed in the Hillside area of Chicago, Illinois.

As reported by the Village Free Press, Hillside’s Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals last week unanimously approved proposals to develop a data center on vacant land next to a car showroom.

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DPK Hillside's proposed development site – Google Maps

DPK Hillside, LLC is proposing to build a two-story, 245,000-square-foot (22,760 sqm) data center at 101 N. Wolf Rd. on a 13-acre plot of land west of the Hillside CarMax.

The company is seeking a Special Use Permit for the data center; the land is currently zoned B-2 Planned Shopping Center.

The developers said it could take two years to build the facility, and would be targeting hyperscale customers.

The address listed alongside DPK Hillside in Hillside planning documents matches that of the real estate firm the Daly Group. It’s currently unclear if another data center operator is part of the project.

The proposals are set to go before the full village board for a final vote at a regular meeting this week.

Though Chicago is a major data center market, most developments are around the Elk Grove area of the city. Aligned, however, has a campus in the nearby Northlake area of the city.