A firm out of Matawan is expanding its portfolio, joining with Pennsylvania-based Green Fig Land Co. to invest in a data center project located in that state’s Chester County.
Data center developer, operator and owner fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547) announced Aug. 30 the acquisition of a more than 100-acre parcel in the Keystone State that is zoned for data center and microwave towers. According to the firm, the design of the facility will feature initial capacity for up to 2 million square feet of space with 150 Megawatts of available utility power and an additional 140 MW available during build out.
Real estate developer GFLC obtained zoning approval from the East Whiteland Township Board of Supervisors that allows for the construction of two data centers, each at approximately 1 million square.
Next door, an adjacent property is available for data center development of up to 5 million square feet, 1547 said.
1547 is based in Matawan, but the company’s data centers are located outside of the Garden State in:
- Orangeburg, N.Y.
- Chicago (two locations)
- Cheyenne, Wyo.
- Milwaukee, Wis.
- Portland, Ore.
- Kapolei, Hawaii
- Chester County, Pa.
“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,” company CEO J. Todd Raymond said in a statement. “We have seen the success of partnering with local and state governments throughout our portfolio.”
Raymond citied the company’s flagship data center in Rockland County, N.Y., as an example. He said Fortune 100 companies have been drawn to the site – as have 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.”