A company with plans to construct warehouses and fill them with computer servers and data storage devices is guiding its application through city hall in the hopes of breaking ground later this year. Compass Datacenters is a new business out of Dallas attempting to provide turn-key storage facilities in the country’s smaller markets. Here in Franklin, the firm is proposing to build up to 105,000 sq ft of warehouse space that would be leased to businesses in need of data storage. By taking a modular approach to constructing the warehouse, the facility would be built in chunks as demand increases. The first phase of the project would establish 21,000 sq ft of space, according to Chris Curtis, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for the company.
The city’s planning commission voted unanimously Thursday in support of seeing the warehouses installed on the property. That recommendation will be forwarded to aldermen, who have the final say on the project.