Thursday May 23rd, 2024 2:48AM

Gainesville City Council approves rezoning for data mining facility near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

The Gainesville City Council voted on Tuesday in approval of a new data mining facility proposed for a small plot of land south of the airport.

The applicant HadjPadj Technologies, LLC, proposed to place two covered data mining huts on a 1.37-acre parcel located at 1176 Palmour Drive, SW.

The facilities produce noise from the blowers that cool the servers but the noise levels drop to a conversation level (65 dB) at around 100 feet according to the applicant . 

The structures will run 24/7 and will reportedly relate to bitcoin analysis and market analysis for businesses to “develop more effective marketing strategies,” according to city records. 

The facilities will be built with a landscape buffer zone with hedges and trees planted around the property to account for noise. 

The applicant said the facilities will be completed in September or October.

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