A new data center campus could be built on a large tract of land in southeast Mesa.

Pacific Proving LLC, a prominent Mesa landowner, has annexed and rezoned 178 acres of land at the northeast corner of Crismon and Pecos roads to develop and create the Pacific Proving Technology Campus. and is proposing to obtain site plan approval. The land is divided between the City of Mesa, which controls 38 acres, and Maricopa County, which controls the remaining 140 acres. An application for annexation has also been submitted.

Pacific Proving is considering converting the 178-acre site into a “data center and technology employment campus.” According to the site plan, the campus will include 11 buildings totaling more than 2.5 million square feet, with nine of the 11 buildings being considered for data center or flex uses. The remaining two buildings will consist of his three-story, 150,000 square foot office building and a 95,000 square foot warehouse. A substation to provide additional power is also included in the proposal.

Pacific Proving said in its application that each data hole will use a closed-loop water cooling system to increase efficiency.

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