Aligned has acquired land in Pataskala, outside Columbus, Ohio.
BizJournal reports the data center firm has acquired 89.4 acres of vacant land at 6770 Mink Street.
The company paid $13.9 million, according to Licking County property records, to acquire the land from Shaffer Family Investments LLC.
The company didn’t reply to the publication’s request for comment.
Scott Fulton, director of planning for the city of Pataskala, told BJ the city knew there was interest in the property but was not aware of the transaction. He said no applications or plans have been submitted to the city.
Pataskala is located east of Columbus, and south of New Albany, where a number of operators and cloud providers are developing data centers.
This is the second land purchase Aligned has made in Ohio in recent months. In September the company acquired a 129-acre land parcel in Erie County, northern Ohio, which will be the site of a new four-building hyperscale data center campus.
Aligned currently operates campuses in Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Northern Virginia. The company has further sites in development in Oregon, Illinois, and Virginia.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft, QTS, Cologix, and Meta are all present and/or developing in Columbus, mostly around New Albany, located to the northeast. DBT and Lincon/Harrison Street are also planning campuses in the area, close to a planned Intel chip hub.