Village of Mount Pleasant Approves Agreements with Microsoft
Racine County Board to Consider Agreements at April Meetings
MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. – The Mount Pleasant Village Board tonight approved three agreements that advance plans from Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) to purchase a 315-acre parcel of land in the Village of Mount Pleasant to develop a data center campus. The proposed development will next be considered by the Racine County Board at its April 11 and April 18 meetings.
Microsoft has signed agreements to purchase land in the east section of Area III of Tax Increment District No. 5 from the Village. Microsoft’s purchase and development of the land is subject to local approvals by the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County, including three initial agreements.
- The Purchase & Sale Agreement allows Microsoft to purchase and the Village to sell approximately 315 acres of land within TID 5 for $50,085,000;
- The Development Agreement notes that Microsoft will develop a $1 billion, 315-acre data center campus. Pending approvals, site readiness work could start later this year;
- The Implementation Agreement between the Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County and Foxconn to enable the Microsoft project in TID 5.
Additional details about each agreement are outlined in the attached fact sheet.
LOCAL INVESTMENTS PAVE THE WAY
In 2017, a multi-year process began that required unprecedented coordination between local and statewide governments and agencies to transform more than 2,500 acres in the heart of the Village of Mount Pleasant to an area that is shovel ready for high level development appropriate for the Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing Zone.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT
The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself in one of its greatest assets – location. Comprised of 36 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, as well as Mitchell International Airport. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Case New Holland, Badger Meter, Foxconn, Putzmeister, SC Johnson, Seda International Packaging, and many others. Companies are consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole, allowing the Village to see consistent growth in employment opportunities and amenities for residents. Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/.