The way has been cleared for the construction of a new data center that will go up on some 225 currently vacant acres in Goodyear, Arizona.
Members of the Goodyear City Council have voted to approve an official agreement with Compass Datacenters, allowing the company to build the facility at the northwest corner of Bullard Avenue and Yuma Road.
Construction on what will be a multi-phase project is set to launch later this summer with an end-of-the-year anticipated completion date.
But Compass’ plans for Goodyear won’t end there. Altogether, the company wants to build a total of eight separate data centers, comprising some 1.8 million square feet.
Announcement of the project comes after months of talks between Compass and both state and local leaders.
In a statement, Chris Crosby, the chief executive officer of Compass, said the company decided to go with Goodyear because of its “geographic location, availability of fiber connectivity, affordable cost of data center operations, and the rarity of natural disasters.”
Based in Dallas, Compass Datacenters announced last month that it was building a new 500,000 square foot data facility in Northern Virginia. To date, the company has opened and operated data centers comprising a combined 10 million square feet in facility space.
The company was launched in Dallas in 2012 with the goal of providing dedicated modular data space for the data processing and telecommunications needs of other companies.
By Garry Boulard
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