Documents confirm what Microsoft is building in Goodyear

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Microsoft

Tech giant recently made its second land purchase of 147 acres in the area

By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal

Two sites Microsoft Corp. purchased in Goodyear will be developed into data centers.

“As part of our plans to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States, Microsoft recently purchased land at two locations in Goodyear, Arizona where we intend to develop world-class data center facilities,” a Microsoft spokesman said in an emailed statement Friday.

Microsoft will pursue U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold certification on both sites.

Initial expedited development plans on a 279-acre site in Goodyear owned by Microsoft will result in two data center buildings totaling 486,000 square feet.