New Albany is poised to benefit after recent reports indicate Vadata's data-center plans for Orange Township in southern Delaware County will be abandoned.

New Albany is poised to benefit after recent reports indicate Vadata's data-center plans for Orange Township in southern Delaware County will be abandoned.

Although Orange Township trustees were scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 20, to discuss a rezoning request for the Vadata project, Trustee Lisa Knapp said, the company's efforts in the township are over.

"The township has been notified that Vadata is no longer going to be purchasing the property," she said.

Columbus-based Ford and Associates Architects, a local representative for the data-center project, sent the township a May 15 letter that said the request was withdrawn.

It also said the applicant's representatives do not plan to attend the May 20 meeting or submit revised plans for the project.

Meanwhile, New Albany City Council on May 13 voted 5-0, with Chip Fellows and Mike Mott absent, to approve incentives for Vadata, an Amazon subsidiary that builds data centers.

The approved resolution authorizes Joseph Stefanov, the city manager, to sign an agreement for a 15-year, 100 percent property-tax abatement with Vadata.

Jennifer Chrysler, the city's community-development director, said the potential project would include an initial 150,000-square-foot building on 68 acres north of state Route 161 and east of Beech Road in New Albany's International Personal Care and Beauty Campus.

For more on this story, read the May 21 editions of ThisWeek New Albany News and ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News.