New Apple campus two years behind schedule

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.

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AppleÂ’s new campus still a long way offApple 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, CXO, IT Employment

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  • As usual

    When something is complicated and expensive and takes way more time than it should, follow the government regulation trail.
    frgough
    • What does the government have to do with this

      it clearly states [i]Apple has not applied for permits to build on the site, confirmed Ciddy Wordell, a project manager for the city of Cupertino[/i]

      Apple is the one holding up the process (money, plans, whatever) otherwise it would have said something along the lines of
      [i]Apple has applied for permits to build on the site, confirmed Ciddy Wordell, a project manager for the city of Cupertino, but....[/i]
      GuidingLight
      • Money isn't holding things up

        Apple has more than enough free cash.

        My guess is that they are still working on
        how they will balance the workforce
        between the two sites in order to
        maximize communications.

        And, most important, developing a set of
        designs and plans that Steve Jobs will
        approve. :)
        Ken_z
        • Maximize communications

          That's easy. Give them all an iPhone.

          Wait, didn't they already? (honest question, I can't remember, but I bet they did)

          I'd put more money on Jobs hasn't gotten a design he likes yet. You know how particular he is regardind design.

          Think there will be buttons in the new elevators? ;)
          laura.b