North Carolina: PowerHouse plans Charlotte data center facility

Aug 24, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

PowerHouse, a company that builds data centers, plans to build a new campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to WSCOC-TV, PowerHouse intends to construct on more than 130 acres between Interstate 485 and University City Boulevard. The site, located near a Duke Energy substation, could accommodate up to 2,500,000 square feet of data center space.

The Charlotte City Council could deliberate on the proposal as early as next month. WSCOC stated that city officials do not support the initiative due to noise concerns. LaWana Slack-Mayfield, a council member, stated that pollution and environmental impact investigations should be conducted. She is also concerned about the potential consequences for residents.

Last year, American Real Estate Partners (AREP) created PowerHouse in collaboration with Harrison Street. Three campuses surrounding Ashburn and Sterling in Loudoun County represent the company's development efforts in Virginia. CyrusOne has been given a lease on its first project, ABX-1, in Ashburn along Beaumeade Circle.