KANSAS CITY, MO—Amerimar Enterprises and Hunter Newby have begun a redevelopment of the data center at 102 Grand here.

The companies bought the property in October. The firms say in a statement that the new masterplan for the building seeks to reinforce 1102 Grand's position as the pre-eminent data center in the region.

The partnership has commenced a complete overhaul of the electrical and cooling infrastructure. Beginning with the electrical plant, a permit has been secured for two additional two-Megawatt generators and has commenced construction on the first new generator. During the installation of the new generators, the partnership will be simultaneously increasing the incoming electrical service at the property by 66% to 5 MVA. All electrical plant construction, from incoming service to the new generator plant, is designed with a focus on cutting-edge, redundant technology, necessary to meet the needs of the customers at 1102 Grand, the partners say. The partnership will also be upgrading the building management systems to monitor all security, fire alarm, fire suppression, cooling and power systems from one central command center, which will also be available remotely.

Newby says in the statement that the city is booming with innovative business opportunities and pushing the limits of telecommunication network capacity. "We look forward to strengthening the building's infrastructure and providing connectivity options for the many growing companies in the region,” he says.