Microsoft Wants to Develop a $1 Billion Data Center Campus in Mount Pleasant

Plans are in the works for Microsoft to buy a 315-acre parcel of land in the Village of Mount Pleasant to create a data center campus.

Microsoft is interested in acquiring and developing all of the land lying south of Braun Road, north of County Highway KR, east of the Canadian Pacific Rail right-of-way and west of 90th Street in TID (Tax Incremental District) 5.

The proposed development will be considered by the Mount Pleasant Village Board on March 30 and the Racine County Board at its April 11 and April 18 meetings.

If approved, construction is anticipated to begin on phase one no later than July 1, 2026. Phase two would start no later than July 1, 2033.

“Microsoft was attracted to this location because it is primed for development,” Village of Mount Pleasant President David DeGroot said in a news release. “Through local investments, we have transformed this area of Mount Pleasant and equipped it with the infrastructure necessary to support a major investment by Microsoft.”

Foxconn will receive the proceeds from the Microsoft land sale (net of costs) as partial reimbursement of the funds Foxconn advanced in 2017 to acquire lands in TID 5. The company will release all rights to the 315 acres that will be sold to Microsoft.