A data center could be built in an existing building on Pine Ridge, also known as The Summit, off South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge.
The project has been proposed by GIGA Data Centers of Atlanta.
The data center would be in the building on The Summit that was once used by the Y-12 National Security Complex to store documents. The building, which is about 30,000 square feet, would be retrofitted.
GIGA Data Centers, which has a data center in Charlotte, North Carolina, could expand the Oak Ridge center as needed.
The Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board will consider a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) application and agreement for the data center during a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday. That meeting will be a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be available to watch online at http://oakridgetn.gov/online/streaming.
A meeting notice said the PILOT application and agreement will be for the retrofit and construction of the data center at 200 Summit Drive.
The City of Oak Ridge said a video recording of the meeting will be available within two business days at http://www.oakridgetn.gov/content.aspx?article=2949.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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