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Vantage Entering New Market With 1.7M SF Atlanta Data Center Campus


Denver-based developer Vantage Data Centers is planning a 1.7M SF data center complex in suburban Atlanta.

Vantage has filed plans with state and county officials to build three data centers in Douglas County. It's Vantage’s first project in Georgia, adding to a growing pipeline in an Atlanta market that continues to see a data center building boom.

Vantage outlined the proposed project in a Developments of Regional Impact application with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, a step any developer has to take if a project will have an impact on regional infrastructure. According to the application, the campus would include three separate data center buildings ranging in size from 402K SF to 660K SF — a total footprint of 1.66M SF. 

The development would be spread across 90 acres on Riverside Parkway in Douglasville, according to zoning documents first reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Vantage estimates that the project will be complete by December 2025.

The Douglasville campus is the latest in a series of new data center development projects that DigitalBridge-owned Vantage has undertaken over the past 18 months. The company already operates or is in the process of building more than 26 campuses across five continents and saw record expansion last year as it opened 13 facilities and began construction on four new campuses.

Already this year, Vantage has unveiled a planned data center on the site of a former church in San Jose, California, as well as a 42-acre campus in Virginia’s Loudoun County.

Vantage’s first project in Georgia will add to the already significant data center inventory in Douglas County, which has emerged as a digital infrastructure hub within the broader Atlanta market. The county is home to large data center facilities for tech giants Google and Microsoft as well as third-party operators like Switch and CyrusOne

The Atlanta data center market as a whole has continued to boom. The region’s 350 megawatts of capacity is set to increase by more than 50%, with 172 megawatts already under construction, according to a report released by JLL in April.

Atlanta’s data center boom has been fueled, at least in part, by constraints on land and power in the industry’s primary hub of Northern Virginia. But while Georgia does offer developers more readily available power and lower land prices today, industry insiders tell Bisnow that the constraints being felt in Northern Virginia are likely in Atlanta’s future as well. 

Jarred Schenke contributed reporting for this story.