Photo identification, left to right: Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of KDC; Toby Grove, KDC President; City Manager, Dan Johnson; Mayor Paul Voelker; Ab Atkins, senior vice president-partner, KDC; Asst City Manager Don Magner; Richardson Economic Development EVP John Jacobs


02/22/19 | Press Release

RICHARDSON, Texas (February 22, 2019) --- KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, broke ground yesterday on a 130,000-square-foot powered shell data center in Richardson’s Telecom Corridor®. The data center will be in Dallas County, just south of KDC’s CityLine development.

“KDC is excited to be developing another data center in Richardson on such a well-located site that contains an abundance of fiber and power,” said Ab Atkins, senior vice president-partner, KDC. “We are very appreciative of the support from the City of Richardson, which is vital toward attracting high quality data center users to our project.”

The new data center, to be located at 1510 E. Lookout Drive near the intersection of Plano Road and Lookout Drive, is planned to be completed in the summer of 2019.

Features of the data center include:

  • 190 MPH wind resistant design
  • On-site substation for robust power and short electrical feeder runs
  • Over 20 network fiber carriers
  • Ten-year, 50 percent City of Richardson business personal property tax abatement

Alliance Architects is designing the project and Kimley Horn is the civil engineer. Ridgemont is the general contractor, Telios Dallas is the mechanical and electrical engineer and L.A. Fuess Partners is the structural engineer.

After entering the data center market in 2007, KDC has completed 15 ground up greenfield data center developments for enterprise and wholesale colocation customers in the Texas, Virginia and Kansas data center markets.

About KDC

KDC is a leading corporate build-to-suit development and investment firm for companies across the country. Within the last 30 years, KDC has produced approximately 33 million square feet valued at over $9 billion. KDC addresses the future of Corporate America by developing walkable, mixed-use urban environments anchored by notable clients, and specializes in datacenter and broadcast studio build-to-suits. KDC's portfolio includes developments for FedEx, J.P Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual, Raytheon, State Farm (Dallas and Atlanta offices), and Toyota North America. KDC is headquartered in Dallas and is supported by a national team with offices in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. For more information, please visit

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