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Report: Apple Planning to Build Second Data Center in Reno

Report: Apple Planning to Build Second Data Center in Reno

Johnny Cash shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. But that isn’t slowing Apple’s expansion plans in the area any, as a report from the Reno Gazette-Journal says the company plans to build a second data center at its current Reno, Nevada site under the codename “Project Huckleberry.”

Report: Apple Planning to Build Second Data Center in Reno
Photo: Reno Gazette-Journal

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Apple is planning to further expand at its Reno, Nevada data center site, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal, citing a recent permit Apple filed with Washoe County. Apple has requested permission to build a new data center adjacent to its exiting data center.

The Cupertino firm’s plans call for several new data center clusters, as well as a support building. The new center would be similar to the current “Project Mills” center already on site. The new center will also eventually include a new solar farm for power.

“It’s a whole different set of buildings but it looks like it is going to be essentially the same design as Project Mills, only turned perpendicularly to the east,” Trevor Lloyd, senior planner for Washoe County Planning and Development’s Community Services, told the Gazette-Journal.

The permit for the new data center should be approved once the necessary corrections to the initial submission are made by Apple. “Typically, I’m willing to bet that we’ll have a completely approved set of plans by the end of the month,” Lloyd said.

Apple’s existing Reno data center is operational, but still under construction. That project is expected to include 14 buildings for a total of 412,000 square feet.

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