This Week in Atlanta Real Estate: Potential new Facebook data center and more

by Sergio Valdes

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A Facebook data center is said to be in active development at a site in Stanton Springs, the Atlanta Business Journal reported. An anonymous source told the publication that the site is near a Shire biotech manufacturing plant. Due to Facebook’s ever-growing user base in the past year, the social network juggernaut has since announced a host of new data centers across the United States, including in New Albany, Ohio; Papillion, Nebraska; and Henrico, Virginia.

The data center would cover roughly 400 acres, and the investment could amount to more than $40 billion over the next two decades. Atlanta in particular is an important crossroad for networks in the southern United States and is quickly becoming a hotspot for data center locations in the country.

In other Atlanta real estate news:

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has collaborated with Buyside, Reliance Network and Voiceter Pro for exclusive real estate voice-commandeered solutions in the metro Atlanta market. These solutions are compatible on Alexa and Google Home devices. The first version of Atlanta Real Estate skill is available now and allows consumers to search properties, get a home value and find an agent. There also will be other user-friendly search tools that give consumers options like Search by Drive Time.
  • Siesta Key Village will see the emergence of a luxury condo project, which should be completed by spring 2019. Oceane Siesta Key, by Atlanta-based developer Crossgate Partners LLC, will offer six condos between $3.8 million and $4.5 million. Located at 4740 Ocean Blvd., the new three-story building will neighbor Siesta Towers Condos and Big Pass. In addition to having some features like a three-car garage and private cabana in the pool area, all six condos will have the potential for buyer customization. Two of the condos have already been sold.