American multinational technology corporation Microsoft plans to build two data centers in San Jose, California.
Microsoft seems to be interested in building the data center campus in north San Jose, according to a report by Mercury News.
Jonathan Fox, who is by profession Planner II at the City of San José stated that Microsoft’s preliminary proposal included just a project scope to build two five-story data centre buildings near the corner of Component Drive and Orchard Parkway.
According to the Santa Clara County property records, Microsoft purchased the land 21.3 acres for $78.7 million in 2021. The land is located on the corner of Orchard Parkway and Component Drive.
Initially, the site was purchased by a big development company, LBA Realty. Then the company sold it to Microsoft.
Currently, the site houses a couple of buildings but the majority of the site area is vacant.
Meanwhile, LBA Realty has a site adjacent to Microsoft’s proposed site. The development company proposes mixed-use development.
The Orchard and Component site marks Microsoft’s second-largest investment in vacant land in north San Jose.
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