Prince William's Board of County Supervisors will hold a public hearing on a proposed data center in Northern Virginia this week.
The board will then vote on whether to rezone the 196.28 acres across three properties from agricultural to industrial use. While the company behind the facility has not been officially revealed, hyperscale data center developer Yondr is thought to be the ultimate owner of the facility.
The proposal is for three land bays of data centers with a maximum building height of 75 feet, Inside Nova reports. Around 89 acres will remain undeveloped and 40 percent of the property will be open space.
There may be an unmarked cemetery on the site; the developer has promised an archaeological study and said it would mark off the cemetery area. IT will also pay $2.46 million to the county to mitigate the data center’s effect on water quality and fire and rescue services.
The local planning commission recommended approving the project in June and in July.
While the application does not name the client behind the project, it does say that the project is being handled by JK Land Holdings. The application came just a day after JK Land Holdings said that it had bought 270 acres in Prince William and Loudoun for Yondr.
The Washington Business Journal reports Yondr's site in Prince William County is near Gainesville, which matches up with this proposed site.
“With our Americas expansion plan in full swing, being strategically located in Northern Virginia will allow our clients to access the country’s largest data center corridor,” Éanna Murphy, SVP of Operations, Americas at Yondr Group, said in June.
In May, the company announced a $2 billion expansion plan for North and South America.