Amazon has acquired a plot of government-owned land in Manassas, in Virginia’s Prince William County.

As reported by Inside NoVa, the Manassas City Council this week unanimously approved the sale of approximately 20 acres on Wakeman Drive to Amazon for a new data center.

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The city received an unsolicited offer from Amazon Data Services last month to purchase the city-owned property at 10453 Wakeman Drive, near the Manassas Regional Airport. The ordinance was unanimously approved by the council on the first reading in late November.

Manassas officials said the city has no current or future use of the property and the transaction appears to be in the best interests of the city. Details of the planned data center weren’t shared.

Digital Realty has a three-building campus nearby on the other side of the Prince William Parkway – which Greenpeace has suggested is leased to AWS – and is redeveloping a former brickyard nearby for a 185,000 sq ft single-story data center.

AWS is planning a three-building campus a few miles north on Dean Drive/Nokesville Road, just south of the Wellington Road and Route 28 intersection. The company is also planning a large campus further north of that on 5945 Wellington Road and another east on an 80-acre site between Ashton Avenue and Sudley Road.

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