OATI Moves Forward with South Campus Development in Bloomington
- Oct 11, 2014
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
Minneapolis-based Open Access Technology International (OATI) is ready to break ground on its four-acre, 110,023-square-foot data center in Bloomington. The company purchased the land in 2012 for $1.5 million, according to the Star Tribune, and has recently received approval for the project from the Bloomington City Council.
OATI’s new five-story building will be located on the northeast corner of the I-494 and Hwy. 100 interchange on Computer Avenue, and will join the company’s 22-acre headquarters in Minneapolis. According to a press release, the campus will feature a data center, office and meeting space, and will showcase OATI Smart Grid solutions and other products and services.
“OATI is expanding and adding new product lines quickly, including Smart Energy and Smart Grid solutions,” said Dr. Sasan Mokhtari, president & CEO of OATI back in 2012. “This Minnesota site was the absolute best location to serve the needs of our growing company and was made possible because of the commitment Minnesota has made to data center technologies in the recent data center legislation.”
The OATI South Campus will feature solar panels and wind turbines on the roof of the building, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports. St. Paul-based Pope Associates is the architect of record. The campus is expected to house about 300 employees.
Rendering courtesy of Open Access Technology International