Data center park developer Tract has acquired more land in Reno, Nevada.

The company this week announced the purchase of an additional 517 acres inside the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC) in Storey County. Terms of the deal were not shared.

Tract founder Grant van Rooyen – Tract

Tract officially launched last year with plans for a 2GW, 2,200-acre development in Reno, Nevada.

“This acquisition represents a bolt-on that can stand alone as a data center campus or create additional scale for the Peru Shelf we have previously announced,” said Grant van Rooyen, CEO and managing partner at Tract. “We recognize the durability of Reno’s strategic advantages over Northern California for data center development and continue to invest to facilitate further growth from existing players and new entrants alike.”

The company said the acquisition, made through an operating entity, is adjacent to the company’s previously announced 686 acres along Peru Drive.

Improvements to the parcel of land– already zoned for data centers – begun prior to the transaction, including a pre-graded section of a planned initial 120-acre pad.

Tract is led by van Rooyen, president of the van Rooyen Group and founder of US data center firm Cologix.

News of the company surfaced in 2022 – at the time, it had reportedly identified 40,000 acres of potential investment sites. As well as Reno, Tract has announced plans for a 668-acre campus in Eagle Mountain, Utah, and a 46-building data center campus outside Richmond, Virginia, is also in the works.

Switch is the largest data center provider in Nevada, with DataBank, EdgeCore, and Deep Edge also having a presence in the state. PowerHouse, EdgeCore, and Novva also have plans for facilities in the TRIC.

Google launched a Nevada-based cloud region in 2020, with AWS launching a Las Vegas Local Zone in 2021. Apple operates a facility in Reno. Microsoft acquired around 275 acres in Silver Springs, Nevada, last year.

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