Aug 22, 2022 - News

Data center and apartments are under construction in metro Phoenix

A Crane next to scaffolding on a multi-story building.
This Mesa development, on Pepper Place between Robson and Macdonald, will become apartments and retail. Photo: Jessica Boehm/Axios

Do you ever drive by an empty lot or a construction site and wonder, "What's that gonna be?"

State of play: We do! With an insane amount of new development in the Valley, it can be hard to keep up with all the new things coming to our neighborhoods.

  • We want to help. If you see something you want more information about, send us the intersection (and a photo, if possible!) and we'll look into it.
Pepper Place between Robson and Macdonald, Mesa

The details: Habitat Metro is building Eco Mesa (pictured above), a mixed-use project with 102 apartments and 4,000 square feet of retail along Pepper Place, the city of Mesa confirmed to Axios Phoenix.

  • It will also include a public parking garage, rooftop solar, car and bike share and public and private electric charging stations.
  • It's expected to open next summer.
40th Street, north of Loop 202 in Phoenix
An under-construction building with cranes around it.
This building at 40th Street and Loop 202 will be part of a data center campus. Photo: Jessica Boehm/Axios

I drive by this large development on Loop 202 a few times per week. I finally decided to pull over and see what it is.

Details: According to the signage at this construction site, QTS Data Centers is building — you guessed it — a data center.

  • According to the company website, it will be part of an 85-acre, multi-building campus.
  • QTS is working with SRP to locate a power substation on the property, according to AZ Big Media.
  • It will also include thousands of square feet of office space.
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