Stream Data Centers has filed to expand its data center campus in the Goodyear area of Phoenix, Arizona, to 2 million sq ft.
The Goodyear Planning and Zoning Commission last week passed a request by Stream to rezone approximately 104 acres on Litchfield Road and Lower Buckeye Road from I-1 (Light Industrial), to I-1 (Light Industrial) with a Planned Area Development (PAD) Overlay.
The zoning application was recommended for approval by county staff and will go to the City Council in the coming weeks. The PAD is needed to modify one development standard in order to accommodate additional screening for roof-mounted mechanical equipment.
According to application documents, the company was recently granted site plan approval for a multi-phased development on 104 acres in Maricopa County, comprising five more two-story data center buildings, with each being approximately 400,000 square feet (37,160 sqm) in size.
The new facilities will use air-cooled chillers located on the roof, which require additional screening to comply with Goodyear building regulations.
The site was rezoned to light industrial from agricultural in 2006. Stream Data Centers acquired a 518,000-square-foot vacant industrial building at 2950 S. Litchfield Road alongside 104 undeveloped acres in 2019. The building was previously used as storage by Tempe-based First Solar Inc. Real estate database Vizzda shows the company paid $42 million for the property.
Stream launched the campus in 2020. The company – a subsidiary of Stream Realty Partners – currently offers a total of 40MW from the first building (known as Phoenix I) but said the entire campus will offer 200MW across two million sq ft (185,000 sqm) when fully built out.
Microsoft owns the land directly west of the campus. It is also zoned for data centers but the company is yet to launch a facility on the land.
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