6 July 2011. Corrected due to Google Earth misdirection for the address,
perhaps as a ruse.
The Federal Reserve West Creek Operations Center
The Federal Reserve West Creek Operations Center is located 12560 West Creek
Parkway, Richmond, VA, in the heavily-wooded area. The Federal Reserve Bank
of Richmond, the headquarters for the fifth district of the Federal Reserve
system, purchased the 200,000 square foot property in 2004. It was formerly
the Heilig-Meyers furniture company which built their headquarters there
before they over-expanded and failed in 2000.
There is no reference to the Federal Reserve on the property. At the entrance
is a black sign with white letters that reads "West Creek Operations Center."
Security gates, hydraulic vehicle barriers, and guards with loaded weapons
control access to the parking lot. A meticulously maintained and patrolled
perimeter fence encloses the property.
The property is where most Federal Reserve Iinformation Technology (FRIT)
employees are housed, managed by the Fifth District. It houses CC1, one of
the three consolidated Federal Reserve data centers, the others being the
Rutherford Operations Center (EROC) in New Jersey, and the CC3 data center
at the Dallas Eleventh District headquarters.
Postal mail, Fedex, and UPS are received directly at the site, but all other
deliveries are processed for security screening at the Federal Reserve Warehouse
at 2050 Magnolia Street in Richmond.
Information about the function and location of the property are classified
by the Federal Reserve System, and employees are prohibited from discussing
the site with anyone outside the organization.