Microsoft has completed the purchase of an additional 1,000 acres of land for its Mount Pleasant data center campus in Racine County, Wisconsin, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Split between three transactions, the total cost of the additional land will be close to $176 million.

Mount Pleasant Microsoft site
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The 400 acres on Braun Road and Durand Avenue were purchased from the Village of Mount Pleasant for $63.2m, and the 241 acres along County Highway H for $36.5m.

The remaining 407 acres, also on Braun Road and Durand Avenue, were purchased from Creuziger Farms Inc. for $76m.

In total, Microsoft now owns around two square miles in Racine County.

The company announced plans to purchase the additional land in November 2023, just two months after breaking ground on the project in September.

The first data center on the site is now underway, and Microsoft has obtained the necessary permits to begin a second building. Two more will ultimately be developed.

Much of the land purchased was previously owned by Foxconn, which bought the parcel in 2017 intending to develop a manufacturing facility that would provide 10,000 jobs to the area. Foxconn ultimately only brought 1,454 jobs to the region.