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Could Google be involved in top secret Henderson data center?

A developer shrouded in secrecy is building a massive data center in Henderson.

An obscure company called Jasmine Development LLC acquired 64 acres of land on Warm Springs Road west of Boulder Highway in January for $19 million and drew up plans for a data center project that would span more than 750,000 square feet, Clark County and Henderson city records show. Construction is underway.

The project is the latest in Southern Nevada’s ongoing industrial property boom. But unlike countless other residential and commercial projects and properties around town, the developer for this one left no clear paper trail to its identity.

Asked to identify the developer, Henderson city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said she is “not able to provide any details about that project,” citing “confidentiality reasons.”

She said the city signed a nondisclosure agreement, adding that state law allows for such secrecy when “attracting businesses to jurisdictions.”

Brian Baluta, spokesman for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which approves financial incentives to bring companies to Nevada, said he’s “not able to comment” on the project.

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