An application for a data center development in Conyers, southeast of Atlanta, Georgia, has been filed by SDP Acquisitions LLC, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The data center development, dubbed the Rockdale Technology Part 1 in a Developments of Regional Impact filing with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, will sit on a 53-acre parcel located at 1975 Sigman Road NW in Rockdale County.

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The site will feature 837,500 sq ft (77,806 sqm) of data center space across three buildings. Development is expected to run to 2028.

The site is largely undeveloped land. The campus' expected IT capacity has yet to be shared. No intended end customer is named.

The data center developer, SDP Acquisitions, is an affiliate of Atlanta-based Strategic Real Estate Partners. If all goes to plan, the project is expected to be complete in 2028, with the company currently working on getting the land rezoned.

SDP Acquisitions was formed in March 2020 and is described as a real estate and rental and leasing of non-residential buildings company. Strategic Real Estate Partners (SREP) was founded in 2019 and handles industrial and commercial real estate transactions, as well as developing sites.

SREP's website does not list any data center developments at the time of writing.

This latest data center application follows just a couple of months after Conyers received another proposal from DC Blox. That application was for a 750,000 sq ft (69,675 sqm) data center, since increased to 1.016m sq ft (94,466 sqm), with 216MW of total power which has been committed by Georgia Power.

DC Blox currently operates a small data center in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta and is developing a 180MW campus in Douglasville, Atlanta.

Conyers itself hasn't previously received much in the way of data center applications over the years. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the DC Blox proposal and this more recent application are the first two of their kind.

The rest of Atlanta has a significant data center market. In January of this year, Amazon acquired 430 acres of land likely for data centers, and November 2023 saw DataBank acquire 100 acres for a 120MW data center campus. Other companies developing or operating in the area include Edged Energy, Flexential, T5, Switch, Stack, and Vantage, among others.