Lincoln City Council set to move forward on planned data center

On the Lincoln city council agenda for Monday, August 26, an entire section has been dedicated to the plans for a data center just north of town off I-80 at the 56 St. exit.

Plans for the data center were filed with the city in July.

Among those agenda items, there is a proposal to annex approximately 576 acres of land located near I-80 and Highway 77.

There is also an application for a zone change in the same area from AG Agriculture District to I-3 Employment Center District.

Included in these discussions is also the matter of keeping the capitol visible to southbound travelers on Highway 77.

These applications are all from a company called Agate LLC. 

Many are speculating the identity of the actual company behind this data center, with tech giant Google coming to the front of everyone’s mind, after the company announced in February its plans to open a data center in the Cornhusker State. 

City council members who spoke to Channel 8 about the applications were very tight-lipped on the matter, but did say the center would provide substantial economic development for the Capital City.

The city council meeting will be held in the City/County building on S. 10th Street at 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 26.

For more information on these agenda items, the agenda is available to the public here

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