The company is not 100% sure the site will be used for a datacenter, but the head of Novva Data Centers says that’s the goal. The company acquired 165 acres of Arizona State Land at auction. Novva was the only bidder. They paid $62.7 million for the land at Warner Road and Loop 202 in Mesa.
The company will begin finalizing a plan for the site; it aims to have plans before the city planning & zoning board by Q1 2024 and could break ground in 2025.
The CEO told the Arizona Republic, Novva could invest up to $5 billion over a seven-year period. The Mesa project would be the company’s fifth datacenter by the time it’s completed.
Novva has datacenters in Utah and Colorado Springs. And plans to open up sites in Las Vegas and Reno. The company was launched in 2020.
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