Netrality Data Centers to Expand Into Shawnee, KS with Acquisition of 7801 Nieman

The U.S. largest, privately held owner/operator of core interconnection facilities will acquire the site at 7801 Nieman Road to enhance their services and product offerings.

Netrality Data Centers has confirmed that their new Shawnee location will provide an immense opportunity to accommodate customers’ increasing capacity demands for their deployments. Specifically, they were attracted to the 10-mile distance between Netrality’s integral 1102 Grand operation in downtown Kansas City, MO, which further solidifies the attractiveness of Shawnee’s geographic location with the Kansas City metro. Their newly purchased 7801 Nieman Road will allow for reduced latency and connectivity for their two data centers.

7801 Nieman Road is an Energy Star facility that spans 172,000 square feet with 2 MW of capacity currently available.  An additional megawatt will be delivered during Netrality’s first phase of development followed by another 3 MW during phase two.  The issuance of Federally Taxable Private Activity Revenue Bonds for the project was approved on November 8th, 2021 by the Shawnee City Council, and the reconditioning of the building is set to begin in early 2022.

“We are extremely pleased to see Netrality select Shawnee as the location for their new data center,” Lieutenant Governor and Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “Data centers have unique requirements, and Kansas delivered with attractive site options, a skilled workforce and other exceptional assets that demonstrate our commitment to meeting Netrality’s growing needs.”

“We are delighted to welcome Netrality to our business community. As a leader in the data center industry, we know that Netrality will be able to serve businesses not just regionally but throughout the Midwest and United States from their new Shawnee location. We have enjoyed working with their team of professionals and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate,” said Ann Smith-Tate, President and CEO of Shawnee Economic Development Council.

“I’d like to thank the City of Shawnee for their support and approval of the Industrial Revenue Bonds. We look forward to partnering with the Shawnee Economic Development Council and contributing to the growth of the region,” said Gerald M. Marshall, Chief Executive Officer at Netrality Data Centers. “We are excited to expand Netrality’s presence within the market. The close proximity to 1102 Grand makes 7801 Nieman Road an attractive facility to further support the increasing capacity demands we are seeing from our interconnection and wholesale customers.”

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A special thank you to our utility partner Evergy for assisting on this unique project and working with the Shawnee EDC team extensively. Additionally, thank you to our additional partners at the Kansas Department of Commerce, the City of Shawnee, and Block Real Estate Services for helping this come to fruition.