Microsoft building secretive structure on Arizona Superfund site


18, 2018

In August this year, Microsoft purchased a plot of land near the Phoenix Goodyear Airport for $48 million.

Now the company has applied to re-zone the area for a secretive “5 building technology centre” with no clear explanation of what is being built.

The land has previously been heavily polluted by the AirForce and has been declared a Superfund site due to toxic substances in the ground water and soil.

After a short 14 minute discussion, the City Council approved light rezoning for the land, which includes:

  • Increasing building height from 50 feet to 60 feet.
  • Increasing how much of the land can have buildings.
  • Building with a metal facade.
  • Using chain-link fencing.

The application was made by Scottsdale-based attorney Jordan Rose without ever mentioning Microsoft by name.

When asked for comment Microsoft merely said “There is no additional information to share at this time,” but noted:

“Microsoft currently operates in Arizona and is continuously exploring new locations to support the growing demand for our products and services.”

To add to the mystery ex-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has also recently spent $80 million to purchase land in the area to build “smart city” with self-driving cars and data centres.

What do our readers think Microsoft is building in the desert? Let us know below.

Source: AZCentral

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