Microsoft recently announced plans to construct a $1 billion data center at the Foxconn Campus in the Village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. According to the Village’s plan commission, the facility is expected to have 200 employees in its first phase. When fully developed, the data center is expected to have 460 jobs.
Microsoft purchased the land from the Village for $50 million and plans to spend $1 billion to build the data center.
Chicago-based Walsh Construction began earthwork and excavation on the site, which will set the stage for foundation work to begin fall 2023. A project overview on Microsoft’s website shows that the tech giant believes work will be complete by fall 2026.
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Another Midwest megaproject is in the pipeline, as Chicago-based Walsh Construction began work on a $1 billion Microsoft data center in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.
Earthwork and excavation on the site has started, the Business Journal reported, which will set the stage for foundation work to begin this fall. The project will partially fill a 2,500-acre plot of land set aside for a $10 billion U.S. hub for Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn. Those plans never materialized.
Microsoft is developing a new datacenter campus in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Microsoft is currently focusing on developing the southern half of the site (south of the existing transmission lines and Lamparek Creek). The northern half of the site is planned to be used as construction laydown area and is a future area for datacenter development.
When Microsoft announced its intention to build a data center in Mount Pleasant back in March, one of the first questions that popped into the minds of community members was how many jobs such a project would create.
According to an executive summary for the village’s Plan Commission, the facility is expected to have 200 employees in its first phase. When fully developed, the data center is expected to have 460 jobs, including 330 first-shift jobs and 130 second-shift jobs.
The purchase agreement between the Village of Mount Pleasant and Microsoft is now complete.
The Village, Racine County, Racine County Economic Development Corp., Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Milwaukee 7 announced the closing of the tech giant’s $50 million purchase of a 315-acre parcel of land in the village Thursday.
Microsoft intends to build a data center on the property.
Microsoft is set to purchase land in Mount Pleasant to develop a data center, which is part of the tech giant’s plans to spend $1 billion on development in Racine County over the next decade-plus.
The Mount Pleasant Village Board during a meeting Thursday unanimously approved the sale of 315 acres of land to Microsoft for just over $50 million, or $159,000 per acre.