Northern Virginia: Luck Stone, Plans a 2 million Sq Ft Data Center Facility Near Leesburg

Feb 02, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

In Ashburn, Loudoun County, the Virginia quarry business Luck Stone Corp. is building a new data center facility. According to BizJournal, the company has requested to rezone a portion of its Ashburn property to accommodate up to 2 million square feet of additional data centers. 

This month, Luck Stone applied to Loudoun County to rezone about 98 acres to construct four data centers. The property is located between Cochran Mill Road and Sycolin Creek, directly west of the company's Leesburg plant. Drawings submitted by Luck Stone suggest that 500,000 square feet of new data center facilities will be constructed in the first phase. A second stage would follow around 2030 and 2040, with up to 2 million sq ft of construction. Since the 1970s, Luck Stone has maintained a quarry at this location. Last year, when the firm originally requested a pre-application, the general manager of Luck Real Estate Ventures, Jon Riley, stated that his company had been contacted by "more than one" data center firm for this piece of property. 

The plant is located in a region Dominion stated suffering a significant capacity bottleneck a year ago. Luck Stone's proposal apparently seeks to move forward in phases beginning in 2026, when Dominion anticipates the area's capacity to become less limited. The previous year, SDC Capital Partners applied for a data center complex near Luck Stone's Belmont quarry to the north of the Leesburg facility. The business intends to construct a 111-acre data center campus called The Belmont Innovation Campus.