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Goodyear Council Hearing Microsoft Site Plans

Credit: The Arizona Republic

By Joshua Bowling for The Arizona Republic

Microsoft‘s secretive metro-Phoenix project, which documents describe as “a five-building technology center,” is set to go before the Goodyear City Council.

A brief, 14-minute discussion before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission included a staff presentation that was light on details. The commission recommended that the council approve the rezone request, which included:

  • 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 applicant’s attorney, Scottsdale-based Jordan Rose, made no mention of the tech giant by name and declined to give a presentation.

Rose would not comment and Microsoft won’t reveal any plans for the site.

Microsoft paid more than $48M for the land near the Phoenix Goodyear Airport in August.

It bought the land — just south of Interstate 10 and the airport, between State Route 85 and Lower Buckeye Road — from Carefree Partners.

Since the August sale, officials have been tight-lipped on what’s in store for the site.

Read more at The Arizona Republic.

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