US colocation firm DC Blox has acquired 55 acres of land in the Douglasville area of Atlanta, Georgia, and broken ground on a new data center campus there.
The two-story data center campus will feature twelve data halls, totaling 750,000 square feet (69,680 sqm) of gross space. The site will offer 180MW, and customers are expected to move in from Q3 2025.
“We are thrilled to bring our vision to life to serve hyperscale needs for powerful, reliable digital infrastructure in Douglasville, Georgia,” says Mark Masi, EVP of data center development at DC Blox. “We pride ourselves on providing tailored and flexible design configurations, ensuring that our tenants can customize their space to meet the most advanced AI/ML applications as well as any specific requirements they may have.”
The site will also be connected to DC Blox’s nearly 500-mile dark fiber route, which runs to its cable landing station in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The fiber route is due for completion before the end of the year.
DC Blox is working with Evans General Contractors, DLB Associates, Corgan, Thomas & Hutton, and Bennett & Pless.
“The Atlanta build program is a game-changer for both DC Blox and Evans,” said Corey Lemming, VP of advanced technology for Evans.
The company said the project will see more than $1.2 billion invested, and is supported by “robust” tax incentives coordinated by Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership.
“We are excited to welcome DC Blox to our community," said Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson. "Their investment in Douglasville reflects the city's commitment to fostering technological innovation and supporting local businesses. This data center will stimulate economic growth and enhance the digital infrastructure of our region."
DC Blox operates one existing facility in Atlanta in the Brookhaven area. The facility, at 6 West Druid Hills Drive, spans 3,350 sq ft (311 sqm) and has two 1MW generators. It has 6,470 sq ft (600 sqm) expansion potential.
The company operates facilities at four other locations across Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama; and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the landing station in Myrtle Beach. It is planning another facility in High Point, North Carolina. The company recently announced plans for a new 45MW data center campus in South Carolina's Berkeley County.
Digital Realty, CoreSite, Switch, Stack, Google, Microsoft, Flexential, H5, T5, and QTS all have or are developing data centers in the Atlanta area – largely around Lithia Springs or Douglasville. CyrusOne developed a campus there around 2017 but sold the site in 2021.