Plans for a new 315,000 square-foot data center facility on Chicago’s Near South Side are moving forward, according to an April 22nd press release, with city approval clearing the way for design and construction.

The facility, to be located at 111 E. Cermak Road, is being developed by Chicago-based JRM Technology LLC. James McHugh Construction Co. has been selected as the design-build contractor, with Environmental Systems Design, Inc., as lead architect/engineer, Archideas the consulting architect and CS Associates, Inc. as structural engineer.

The development team has set a goal of fall 2010 to begin construction, with a potential completion date of late 2011.

To meet clients’ need for power, 111 E. Cermak will be powered by a potential of 40 megawatts of electricity. What’s more, two separate ComEd substations are planned to service the site.

JRM Technology LLC plans to seek Gold level LEED Certification for the facility.