The city of Cupertino this week published updated plans for Apple’s proposed new campus ahead of possible approval next month. A city council meeting is scheduled to go ahead on October 15, and providing all goes well, Apple will finally be able to begin clearing the land that the “Spaceship” campus will be built upon.
Apple originally hoped to have Campus 2 built by the end of 2012, but it would have had to start work on the building in 2012 in order for that to happen. Now the move-in date has been pushed back to 2016, according to an April report from Bloomberg Businessweek.
Campus 2 was first presented to the Cupertino council by Steve Jobs on June 7, 2011, in what turned out to be the Apple co-founders final public appearance. The building will span 2.8 million square feet across 176 acres of land, and become home to 12,000 Apple employees.
In the updated proposal, Apple lists a number of hearings with the city of Cupertino scheduled in the coming weeks, including:
- Joint City Council/Planning Commission session — October 1
- Planning Commission meeting — October 2
- City Council meeting — October 15
The company also includes a “Development Area Allocation” document, which provides more information on the interior of Campus 2.
As long as there are no hiccups, Apple should gain approval for Campus 2 at the October 15 meeting. However, LA Times reports that the council could schedule a “second hearing” for November 19 to “officially certify the vote.” Whatever the case may be, the company should be able to start work on the building before the end of this year.
Source: City of Cupertino