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Microsoft Hits Pause Button on 90-Acre Campus in Atlanta

Microsoft Hits Pause Button on 90-Acre Campus in Atlanta

Microsoft has confirmed to Connect CRE that it is “pausing” on plans to develop a 90-acre campus in Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood.

“The land is not for sale, and we still aim to set aside a quarter of the 90 acres for community needs,” a Microsoft spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “We intend to reengage in planning efforts when expansion is warranted.”

“We are evaluating our global real estate footprint against how our employees are working today, focusing on creating density across our existing offices,” the spokesperson added, noting that the company is moving forward with construction of three new datacenters in Fulton and Douglas County as planned.

Vendors have been instructed to stop work on the project, which has been widely expected to generate up to 15,000 positions and make Microsoft a major employer in Atlanta.

According to local press reports, Microsoft purchased the land in 2021 for $127 million and planned for the development to also include affordable housing along with grocery and other retail.

Microsoft’s announcement comes as tech companies across the nation are navigating layoffs.

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About Lisa McDuffie

Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.