The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved Luck Stone Corporation’s plans to rezone more than 60 acres near Leesburg from quarrying uses to allow data center development.
The approved application includes plans for data center uses, with approximately 1 million square feet of industrial space and 33 percent of open space.
As part of the approval, the 61 acres was rezoned from the Mineral Resource–Heavy Industry zoning district to Planned Development–General Industry.
The site is located along the north side of the Dulles Greenway between Goose Creek and Gant Lane/Cochran Mill Road. It extends north for approximately 1.5 miles.
The board also voted on plans to expand the limits of previously approved quarry uses to include a 27-acre expansion of quarry pit limits and a 46-acre expansion of overburden uses along the western boundary of the existing Luck Stone quarry property.
A 13-acre reduction in the quarry limits is expected along the southern boundary of the property.
Luck Stone is proffering improvements to Sycolin Road, and the applicant included an expanded public access easement from 14 to 50 feet along the frontage on Goose Creek and at the west bank of Sycolin Creek.
In 2011, the board approved Luck Stone West Quarry's plans to rezone 168 acres from the Transitional Residential zoning district to the Mineral Resource–Heavy Industry zoning district.
Supervisors did not offer any comments on Tuesday before approving the rezoning.