This past Tuesday on 21 February 2012, Apple confirmed its plans to build a massive data center in Prineville Oregon, confirming the rumors that emerged late last year.
Last week documents with Apple’s name on it had emerged at the Crook County clerk’s office. A local TV station KTVZ confirmed the plans with Apple. The development, known as “Project Maverick”, will involve building a data center on a 160-acre plot of land purchased for $5.6 million. County commissioners signed the deed for the purchase on 15 February 2012, coinciding with a decision by the Oregon state senate voted in a bill that removed earlier threats of property taxes for data centers.
The usual non-disclosure agreements were issued to county officials by Apple preventing any unwanted information (or possible trade secret) on the development from coming out. However, one judge said that the project would be “good for Prineville and Crook County.”
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed that the facility will exist and it will be “green.” Possibly, Huguet means “environment friendly” by saying “green”.