fifteenfortyseven, Green Fig Land Co. partner for new Pennsylvania data center campus

Aug. 30, 2022
The site will offer an initial capacity of up to 2 million square feet of space and 150 MW of available utility power and with additional 140 MW to be available during build out.

Data center services provider fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547) says it has partnered with real estate development firm Green Fig Land Company (GFLC) to more than 100 acres of land in Chester County, PA, that it will turn into a data center campus. The site will offer an initial capacity of up to 2 million square feet of space and 150 MW of available utility power and with additional 140 MW to be available during build out.

The site will be zoned for microwave towers as well as data centers. GFLC has obtained a zoning approval through East Whiteland Townships Board of Supervisors to build a pair of data centers of approximately 1,000,000 square feet for a total of 2,000,000 square feet on the center lots. Adjacent property is available for development of up to 5 million square feet of additional data center buildings.

“The demand for hyperscale and enterprise data center space and access to power continues to grow at an exponential rate. 1547 is focused on identifying and developing key markets with proximity to the network to serve as edge deployments in highly populated geographies,” said J. Todd Raymond, CEO of 1547. “We have seen the success of partnering with local and state governments throughout our portfolio, including our partnership with Rockland County, where our flagship data center in Orangeburg, NY, is located, which has attracted Fortune 100 companies and large hyperscalers, since space and power are immediately available along with the proximity of connectivity to facilities in Manhattan. This saves our customers millions of dollars in tax incentives and creates long-term partnerships that scale as their data center needs grow.”

Added Charles Lyddane, managing partner of GFLC, “We at Green Fig have spent three years working with the legislature to enact a bill to eliminate the sales tax on data center equipment in Pennsylvania. With access to Tier 1 carriers like Arelion, Lumen, and Windstream, PA is the ideal location for an additional data center cluster sitting between markets like NJ/NY and Ashburn.

“With 150 MW of power and 140 more MW being added during the build out, abundant free cooling, no tornadoes or floods, we have an unbeatable site,” Lyddane added.

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