EBCitizen: Alameda rejects controversial waterfront server farm, June 20, 2019


A proposed data center on the Alameda waterfront boasting of benefits to the environment through the use of bay water to cool its banks of computer servers, was flatly rejected by the Alameda City Council Tuesday night.

In recent months, opposition from city officials and the public toward the proposal by Nautilus Data Technologies had steadily risen. The company was seeking a 15-year lease for three buildings near the bay on West Oriskany Avenue at Alameda Point.

Tuesday night’s decision included unanimity for turning away the proposed data center, a rare accomplishment in a city known in recent years for its notoriously fractious political landscape.