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Amazon web subsidiary approved for Dulles South area

While Loudoun County anxiously awaits a decision on where Amazon will locate its $5 billion second headquarters, supervisors on Tuesday approved a rezoning request that will allow a nearly 600,000-square-foot data center for the media giant’s web service subsidiary.

The rezoning request was approved on consent with all supervisors in attendance.

The roughly 44-acre site sits on the north side of Route 50, just south of Washington Dulles International Airport. The three vacant parcels, located between Tall Cedars Parkway and Pleasant Valley Road, were rezoned from mineral resources-heavy industrial to a more general industrial category.

Chantilly Crushed Stone Inc. owns the land on which Amazon wants to build. The applicant for the rezoning, known as Quarry Commerce Center, is Minnesota-based third party-developer Oppidan Investment Co., which counts Amazon as a client.

Loudoun County, with nearly 10 million square feet of data centers already operating and another 3 million square feet being planned or developed, has in recent years caught the attention of some high-profile technology companies. The latest is Google, which acquired two sites in Ashburn and Leesburg, totaling nearly 150 acres for future data center projects.

Amazon recently announced that it was considering a plan to locate its second headquarters to a northern Virginia area. D.C. and Montgomery County also made the short list. The area under consideration for Loudoun is a collection of sites that straddle Loudoun and Fairfax counties on the north side of Washington Dulles International Airport.

Should the company choose Loudoun for its second headquarters, known as Amazon HQ2, it could grow to house as many as 50,000 jobs. Amazon’s direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operation of the second headquarters is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and billions in added investment in the surrounding community.


But you are forgetting LoCo has mindless, stupid BOS in place again…it never ends with these ridiculous morons who have no clue about anything except feathering their own nest.

This is EXACTLY the type of location where data centers should be built.  In an industrial area between a quarry and the airport where it can’t bother anyone.

NOT in the middle of a residential area.

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