New Apple campus two years behind schedule

Summary:Apple announced plans for a new campus  in Cupertino, CA two years ago to support its growing workforce and even considered abandoning their current digs at One Infinite Loop in the process. They've since decided to stay in Cupertino, using both locations.

AppleÂ’s new campus still a long way off
Apple announced plans for a new campus  in Cupertino, CA two years ago to support its growing workforce and even considered abandoning their current digs at One Infinite Loop in the process. They've since decided to stay in Cupertino, using both locations.

According to a story in Fortune plans at the new site are running behind schedule.

Apple has not applied for permits to build on the site, confirmed Ciddy Wordell, a project manager for the city of Cupertino who is in charge of the North Vallco development area where the new Apple land is located. "They must go through a planning approval process, get a use permit and an architectural review," Wordell said. "It might even involve a general plan change."

In April 2006 Jobs anticipated that "It’ll take us... three or four years to design it, get all the approvals and get it built." Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said that Apple hoped to break ground "in a few years." He also said that Apple would "hopefully complete a second campus in around four years."

The new Apple campus is comprised of nine parcels of land it acquired and is bounded by Interstate 280, Wolfe Road, Pruneridge Avenue and Tantau Avenue – about a mile from the current campus. Google map. (Image courtesy of City of Cupertino)

Jobs expects the new campus to house 3,000 to 3,500 employees when it eventually opens.

Topics: Apple, IT Employment

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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