AWS has acquired more land in Loudoun County, Virginia.

BizJournal reports the company has bought 17.15 acres in Northern Virginia’s Loudoun Gateway area for $32.5 million.

The currently empty plot, on the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Sterling Boulevard, lies north of Dulles International Airport. The cloud giant paid around $1.85 million per acre for the site.

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AWS' recently-acquired plot in Loudoun County – Google Maps

The land was reportedly acquired from Darvish Properties LLC, which is registered to Ashburn-based roofing company John Darvish Construction Co.

Northern Virginia has the highest concentration of data centers in the world, and AWS is looking to expand its already substantive footprint in the area. Amazon already owns a large number of data centers in Northern Virginia, including Haymarket, Manassas, Ashburn, Chantilly, and McNair.

Elsewhere in the area, AWS recently filed plans to demolish a pair of office buildings it acquired in February and replace them with a data center in Springfield, Fairfax County. The company plans to clear the buildings at 7951 and 7961 Loisdale Road; twin 111,000-square-foot office buildings it bought in February for $28 million from Loisdale 24 LLC, an affiliate of Philadelphia's Rubenstein Partners. The 17.5-acre site would then have a 120,000 sq ft (11,150 sqm), two-story data center development built that would have a total of 240,000 sq ft (22,300 sqm) of total floor area.

The company is also hoping to build on a 41-acre plot in Fauquier County and has filed an application to build four data centers on a currently empty plot of land in Manassas, Virginia.

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