Amazon AWS: Amazon Plans Four Data Centers in Sterling, Virginia

May 23, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon will demolish several office buildings it purchased in Sterling, Virginia, in 2022 and rebuild those structures with four data centers. Amazon Data Services has submitted to Loudoun County proposals to tear down and replace nine office buildings in three sites in Sterling with four data centers totaling more than 900,000 square feet. Amazon would demolish the three Loudoun Commerce Center buildings located at 45965, 45969, and 45975 Nokes Blvd., 46000, 46010, and 46020 Manekin Plaza, and 21660, 21670, and 21680 Ridgetop Circle, according to three site plans.

The Nokes sites would be replaced with a 311,670-square-foot, two-story data center. On the 222,000-square-foot Manekin Plaza site, a three-story, 313,000-square-foot building would be built.  The Ridgetop Circle buildings measuring 129,500 square feet would be replaced by two data centers, one measuring 254,140 square feet and the other measuring 60,000 square feet.

The three sites were all acquired in the same year and are within walking distance of one another. Amazon purchased the Nokes buildings from the commercial real estate firm Clark-Hook Corp for $30.8 million in July 2022. In February of last year, the Manekin Plaza and Ridgetop Circle properties were acquired for $20 million and $26 million, respectively.