Skybox Datacenters Announces 30 MW Data Center Facility in Chicago's Elk Grove Village

An illustration of Skybox Chicago I, a development from Skybox and logistics specialist Prologis.

​Skybox Datacenters, an expert mission-critical data center owner, operator, and developer, announced today it has commenced the redevelopment of a new data center site: Skybox Chicago I​, in a unique joint venture with Prologis, Inc​.

The site will boast a 30 megawatt (MW), 189,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Elk Grove Village in Chicago. Skybox Chicago I is within the region’s most established colocation and hyperscale data center submarket, providing seamless interconnect and unparalleled expansion capabilities. 

The Chicago market is one of the nation’s primary peering and interconnection hubs featuring excellent proximity to cloud providers and exchanges as well as substantial network availability to major metros. The new site provides exceptional accessibility, located just 22 miles from downtown Chicago and nine miles from O’Hare International Airport.

In addition to Chicago’s low energy costs and access to 100% renewable power, Skybox Chicago I is designed to allow users to benefit from the Illinois Sales Tax Incentives approved and implemented in October of 2019. These tax exemptions apply to both data center construction and purchased IT equipment, reducing the cost for data center customers to deploy large-scale footprints in Illinois.

An illustration of the Skybox Chicago I project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. (Image: Skybox Datacenters)

An illustration of the Skybox Chicago I project in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. 

Skybox Powered by Prologis is a new joint-venture focused on developing key assets in primary data center markets by delivering just-in-time capacity for hyperscale, colocation, and enterprise customers.  With access to hundreds of assets in Elk Grove Village alone, Skybox Powered by Prologis presents users with unparalleled scale and a proven roadmap for future growth and opportunity.

“Skybox is thrilled to work with a powerhouse like Prologis,” says Rob Morris, CEO of Skybox Datacenters. “Our partnership will bring together two very important roles: Skybox will provide leading data center development and leasing expertise while Prologis will bring substantial holdings in the local Chicago market and throughout the United States. We are excited to see this partnership elevate data center sector standards with best in class real estate and data center collaboration in a booming market like Elk Grove.”

About Skybox Datacenters

Skybox Datacenters is a national data center development firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  Skybox has a history of delivering purpose-built, mission critical facilities and is capable of speculative or build-to-suit projects. Skybox prides itself on creating innovative partnerships with investors, end-users and property owners and has active development and operations teams located in Dallas, Houston, West Texas, Chicago and Santa Clara.

For more information, visit www.skyboxdatacenters.com.

About Prologis

Prologis Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets.  As of September 30, 2020, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 976 million square feet (91 million square meters) in 19 countries.  Prologis leases modern logistics facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,500 customers principally across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfillment.