Microsoft Azure: Microsoft has submitted plans to construct two data centers in San Jose, California

Aug 03, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Microsoft has applied to construct two data centers in San Jose, California. On August 17, the San Jose Council Planning Division will convene to discuss Microsoft's plans for a 65-acre site at 1657 Alviso-Milpitas Road. The company seeks permission to remove 79 trees to construct two single-story, 397,205-square-foot data center buildings, a substation, and 224 standby generators.

Microsoft acquired the land along Route 237 for approximately $73 million in 2017. The corporation planned to construct a 436,880-square-foot, 49.5MW data center by 2020. In addition to the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility and substation, a natural gas microgrid is reportedly planned for the site.

The site is in close proximity to a number of Google offices and data centers, a church that Vantage plans to convert into a data center, and a recently proposed data center development site near TopGolf.

Microsoft plans to construct two five-story data centers on land it purchased last year near the intersection of Component Drive and Orchard Parkway, according to reports. In 2021, it acquired the 21-acre parcel for $78 million.

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