EdgeConneX is looking to expand its presence in Phoenix, Arizona, with a new data center campus.

BizJournal reports the company has applied through Mesa's administrative review and design review to build a multi-phased campus near Elliot Road and Loop 202.

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EdgeConneX's existing Phoenix facility in Tempe – Google Maps

EdgeConneX is seeking to build a three-building campus totaling more than 1 million sq ft (92,900 sqm) – as well as an on-site substation – on 93 acres of land. Built over three phases, the facilities would serve a range of clients – from colocation to single-tenant.

The company has owned the land since 2017 through Loop 202 & Elliot Road LLC. A 2018 report suggested at the time the company was planning a 30MW development with two data halls.

Prior to EdgeConnex, the land parcel was designated to be the site of Gateway Super Regional Center, a planned retail and employment hub, but the project never materialized.

The company currently has one data center in Phoenix. PHX01, located at 3011 S 52nd Street in the Tempe area of the city, offers up to 6.5MW across 17,300 sq ft (16,000 sqm) of raised floorspace.

Launched in 2014, the company announced it was expanding PHX01’s capacity from 4MW to 7MW in December 2021, adding the 79,200 sq ft site’s fourth and fifth data halls.

EdgeConneX is yet to comment on the project, though a press release from the company announcing the deployment of AWS Direct Connect at PHX01 noted: “EdgeConneX is building a 100MW data center campus in nearby Mesa, Arizona.”

Phoenix is a major data center hub, with the Mesa area home to Polish software firm Comarch, EdgeCore, Meta, Google, Novva, and NTT.

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.