The Village of Los Lunas announced that Facebook will build a data center there, a $250 million investment for the first phase! I read that it will break ground in October 2016. There could be up to six phases. It will stimulate 200-500 construction jobs on site daily and once completed a minimum of 30 full time jobs. It will be located just SW of the Intersection of Interstate 25 and Highway 6 as noted in the map.
Map I doctored up showing the locations of the new Facebook Data Center and the Morris Road Project!
A quote from the cities website “the data center construction will generate millions of dollars in economic impact beyond the amount directly spent by the company, and typically support thousands of jobs over multiple years. And finally, there is often a ”follow the leader” effect – once a large data center project locates in an area, other related businesses will follow shortly afterwards.”
I also read about the Interstate 25 interchange and the East-West Corridor project they are working on referred to as Morris Road on the map. This is a 4 mile stretch of road that would add a new bridge over the Rio Grande River, a new intersection at NM 47 and is estimated to cost $49 million.
Based upon the maps I saw it looks like this corridor would end on it’s east side approximately 2.75 miles NW of Rio del Oro as the crow flies. We marked this on the map as well.
You can copy and paste this link to the cities website where you will find more information about both these projects! http://www.loslunasnm.gov/
Located about 20 miles South of Albuquerque, it was once a quiet agricultural area, but the Village and Valencia County has grown to over 80,000 and is one of the fastest growing in the state. I remember one of my mentors Big Steve telling me that if I ever came across land in Los Lunas to hold on to it for an investment! Huh that man was right once again! I’ll keep my eyes on both these projects!
Char the Explorer : )