$2 Billion USD “Loudoun West” Data Center Project Approved
LEESBURG, VA — The Loudoun Times Mirror is first reporting that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved Loudoun West, a proposed $2 Million USD, 95-acre industrial center that will house a cluster of data centers in Leesburg, VA. The development is set to break ground on the east side of Sycolin Road (Route 625), north of the Dulles Greenway (Route 267) and south of Cochran Mill Road (Route 653). The article gives the lowdown on the development as follows:
Loudoun West plans for anywhere from four to seven data centers on property several miles south of Leesburg Executive Airport, just off Sycolin Road near the Dulles Greenway. The property is currently zoned to house stacks upon stacks of computer servers – connections to the Internet’s Cloud – in 1.88 million square feet of floor space. The property owners have applied with the county to increase the data center space by another 500,000 square feet, bringing in the total square footage to roughly 2.3 million.
“Loudoun West is another game changer for Loudoun County,” said Jack O’Donnell, the Managing Partner of Leesburg-based NV Real Estate 2, which acquired the property in 2016, to the Times Mirror. O’Donnell has hired a team of national and local consultants to lead the project to success, and they hope that every 300,000 square feet of space in the data center will generate $10 Million USD in annual revenue.
The proposal by NuVu Real Estate passed on a 7-0-1-1 vote. Vice Chairman Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) voted absent, while Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) abstained.