Amazon has filed to develop a seven-building data center campus in Virginia’s Louisa County that would span more than 1.7 million sq ft (157,935 sqm) at full build-out.
A filing with the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District shows REB Investment Company LLC and Amazon Data Services filing for permission to develop a new data center campus on 153 acres on the east line of Kentucky Road (Route 652), east of the intersection of Haley Drive and Kentucky Road, in Louisa County, Virginia.
According to submitted site plans, the Lake Anna Tech Campus would feature up to seven data center buildings alongside two ancillary buildings and an admin building, and include two on-site substations.
The site would include six two-story buildings offering 256,284 sq ft (23,810 sqm) and 12 ‘pods’ each, alongside a single two-story building offering 185,864 sq ft (17,270 sqm) and eight pods.
The project would permanently impact just under one acre of wetlands and 3,059 linear feet of stream channel.
Last month the Louisa County Board of Supervisors announced that AWS is planning an $11 billion investment by 2040 to establish two data center campuses in Louisa’s Technology Overlay District (TOD).
The proposal is open for comment until October 26.
Louisa County is located in central Virginia, northwest of Richmond. The county is not known for its data center developments, though neighboring Richmond is home to developments from Meta, QTS, Flexential, EdgeConneX, and Lumen.
Amazon already has a significant presence in Northern Virginia and continues to expand in the area. As well as continuing to expand in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties as well as Prince William, the company is making moves to establish data centers in Fauquier, Culpeper, King George, Spotsylvania, and Caroline Counties.
Louisa’s Technology Overlay District was established earlier this year. It aims to promote the development of technology centers in areas of the County where existing or proposed infrastructure could support them. The newly zoned areas cover six land parcels, offering hundreds of acres mostly located in the center of the county.
It’s currently unclear which parcel will contain AWS’ second Louisa campus.