Vantage Data

Vantage Data Centers plans to start building a 50-acre, 1 million-plus-square-foot data center campus equipped with three data centers and office space early this year. One of the data centers, which will have a 32-megawatt critical load, will launch early next year. (Photo courtesy city of Goodyear

Good day, readers! And it’s a good day indeed, because a major data center campus is coming to Goodyear, with a more than 65-acre residential community confirmed in Buckeye.

Sure, the West Valley has big developments the likes of these in the works, but that doesn’t mean the smaller, neighborhood developments are slowing down. In that realm, I have to mention Avondale’s planned EoS Fitness again, along with the new Verrado Starbucks in Buckeye. Here are the details – and more!

First, I’ll start with a big one. Vantage Data Centers is set to build a 50-acre, 1 million-plus-square-foot data center campus at the southeast corner of Van Buren Street and Bullard Avenue – and it’s the largest existing and planned facility in the company’s arsenal. Incorporating three data centers and office space, construction is set to begin early this year. It is being designed, with site plan approval and permit acquisition also in the works. The first data center is anticipated to commence operation early next year. That data center will total 32 megawatts of critical load, with the entire campus reaching 160 megawatts. According to a press release from the city, that is the amount of power required to keep the data centers’ critical services running.

Next, an inquiry directed my attention back to EoS Fitness. Late last year, I mentioned a new location will open at Goodyear Centerpointe, 15277 W. McDowell Road, in summer. (In the meantime, a temporary enrollment center will open at a yet-to-be-determined site in February.) The reader asked if this means the location at 3005 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, will close. According to a spokesperson for the company, there are no plans to close any existing locations. The Goodyear location will operate in addition to the existing Avondale one. For more information, visit eosfitness.com.

Moving along, Ironline Partners of Phoenix purchased 65.76 acres of farmland south of the southwest corner of Apache Road and Southern Avenue in Buckeye from Hayden Family for more than $2.1 million. The real estate investment, development and management company plans to develop a residential community. According to Land Advisors Organization, which represented Ironline Partners in the December sale, it is the first of two closings, with the land in question being part of a larger 146-acre parcel. Land Advisors Organization Marketing Manager Whitney Matthis said the company is working on entitlements with the city, and the parcel’s next closure is planned by the end of the year.

A few months back I mentioned a Starbucks was under construction in Verrado Marketside at the southwest corner of Verrado Way and McDowell Road in Buckeye. Well, the location opened this winter, as I mentioned it would. It is located at 1580 N. Verrado Way, Suite 105. For more information on this location, visit https://sbux.co/2C5VCZq.

This one’s a ways out, but from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, February 21, Business & Breakfast will feature breakfast and an update from the city managers of Avondale (Charles Montoya), Goodyear (Julie Arendall), Litchfield Park (Bill Stephens) and Tolleson (Reyes Medrano).

Entry is $20 for Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce members and guests, while it’s $30 for nonmembers. Registration ends Sunday, February 17, according to the chamber website. The meeting will be held at Estrella Mountain Community College’s Estrella Conference Center, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale. For more information, contact the chamber at 623-932-2260 or info@southwestvalleychamber.org.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading.

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