STACK Infrastructure

STACK Infrastructure plans a 79-acre data center in Avondale. 

While it may not be as “business sexy” as a Microsoft or Google center, STACK Infrastructure announced a new 79-acre site in Avondale.

STACK plans to build 1 million square feet of data center space.

The data center will be at Lower Buckeye and Litchfield roads.

“We’re excited to expand in the Phoenix market, and Avondale represents the best opportunity for potential client expansion. This particular location was served by APS, who’s been a tremendous partner to us, and there’s plenty of fiber located within proximity,” said Matt VanderZanden, chief strategy officer with STACK Infrastructure.

He was vague on the cost of the project and number of jobs that will be filled.

“We’re excited about the access to local talent, but our staffing depends on scope and the ability to deliver in accordance with our clients’ needs,” VanderZanden said. 

A press release played up the area: “The Avondale Techplex is among the fastest-growing regions in the Phoenix market, and demand for capacity to serve the area’s technology corridor continues to accelerate.”

You may need to have a tech background to understand what STACK says will be here:

“The site will be available for hyperscale campuses and build-to-suit data centers, wholesale colocation and private data suites, and powered shell options, all on a 12-month turnaround.”

The business pitch is a little more straightforward on its website: “The state of Arizona offers 10-year tax waivers as well as state and local sales tax rebates for both data center equipment purchases and labor expenses, which translate into millions in potential savings.”

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