CyrusOne is planning to develop a second campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

First reported by BizJournal, CyrusOne has filed to develop a new campus on 62 acres in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

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The company, through C-1 Mesa LLC, filed a pre-submittal application with the city of Mesa this month. It aims to develop up to five two-story buildings on land on the corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads, just north of Niagara Bottling’s manufacturing facility.

The buildings would span 286,530 square feet (26,620 sqm) each, for a total of around 1.4 million sq ft (130,000 sqm).

"Data Centers will continue to be an essential component of the growing digital landscape and serve to diversify the profile of business development, making provision for a new, robust tax base. Additionally, the proposed development will help attract and absorb new major corporations into the local market," the company wrote in its project narrative to the city of Mesa.

Located in the Mesa Elliot Technology Park, the site is located near data centers operated by Meta, NTT, Apple, and EdgeConneX.

CyrusOne acquired the land from Sunbelt Investment Holdings Inc. in 2018 for $19.3 million for the land, according to Maricopa County records.

CyrusOne currently operates an 85-acre data center campus in Chandler, around 20 miles to the south of Mesa. The company broke ground and launched its first building there in 2012. Today, the campus comprises eight data centers – PHX1 - PHX8 – totaling around 2.1 million sq ft (195,100 sqm) and 81MW.

Phoenix is a major data center hub, with the Mesa area home to Polish software firm Comarch as well as EdgeCore, Meta, Google, Novva, Apple, and NTT. Amazon is planning two campuses in Mesa, while landowner Pacific Proving is also planning to develop a large campus in the area.

Across the rest of Phoenix, the likes of Stack, Stream, Prime, Aligned, Iron Mountain, Vantage, Compass, QTS, EdgeConneX, Expedient, and H5 are all present. Microsoft operates a cloud region out of the area.