Amazon Data Centers to Demolish Over 900k-SF of Va Office Buildings
Amazon’s data center arm, Amazon Data Services Inc., has submitted plans to demolish and replace nine office buildings in Sterling, Virginia, with four new data centers totaling over 900,000 square feet, reported by Washington Business Journal.
The buildings to be demolished include three Loudoun Commerce Center buildings, three Manekin Plaza buildings, and three Ridgetop Circle buildings. The new data centers will consist of a two-story facility on Nokes Boulevard, a three-story facility on Manekin Plaza, and two data centers on Ridgetop Circle.
Amazon has been expanding its data center presence in the region, acquiring both vacant land and existing office buildings. The company highlighted the economic benefits of its data centers in Virginia, stating that it has invested over $35 billion in the state since 2006. The demolition of the Belvoir Corporate Campus in Springfield further demonstrates Amazon’s strategy of repurposing empty office buildings for data center development.