Apple Purchases Land for Expansion of Austin Campus

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Back in March, the State of Texas announced that Apple would be pursuing a major expansion of its facilities in Austin, committing to spend over $300 million to add 3,600 more workers at a site adjacent to its current campus dedicated to customer support, sales, and accounting.

    With the final approval of tax incentives for the project coming in early May, Apple has officially begun moving forward with its plans. According to the Austin Business Journal, Apple purchased three tracts of land on June 21 to provide a site for the project.
    While the purchase price of the land is currently unknown, real estate records show that the land is indeed the 38.67 acres located between Apple's current facilities and Parmer Lane. The vacant land is currently assessed at nearly $7.4 million.


    Article Link: Apple Purchases Land for Expansion of Austin Campus
  2. Mad-B-One macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Plains
    Well, maybee I should look far a job further south! :D

    I guess I'm not in the right working field though... Darned! :rolleyes:
  3. shartypants macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
  4. Septic macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2011
  5. Mad-B-One macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2011
    Southern Plains
    Well, since land in the United States is relatively cheap, most of it is. Relatively cheap that is compared to a multi-deck parking structure. Even though I would prefer the latter here in the southern States because that would mean shade from the sun!
  6. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Hey, you can see my old apartment complex in that shot :D

    The Apple Campus is much larger than that already, though. They're renting land all along Riata Trace and Riata Circle, so I imagine they'll be moving their offices to the new buildings.
  7. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Given that 1 Infinite Loop is over 1,700 miles away I doubt it ;)

    This is the Austin Texas AppleCare site. Not the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.
  8. nicroma macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    I think that was legitimate question. Just because they are far apart doesn't mean that cities can't share street names and numbers. Are you implying there is only one Main St. in the United States?
  9. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    No...I was implying that it would not be '2 Infinite Loop'. Surely if there was a second Infinite Loop street (not that there would be) the address would still be 1 Infinite Loop as you dont start at 2...obviously!
  10. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Doesn't that depend on which side of the infinite loop the building is located? :)
  11. JHankwitz macrumors 68000

    Oct 31, 2005
    Nit, nit, nit. :(
  12. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010

    Get with the program England.
  13. davidg4781 macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    Oh, I'm going to Austin next week.

    Can I go by there for anything or is it basically closed to the public?
  14. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    uh...thanks for that...super...helpful input. :confused::rolleyes:


    It's probably closed to the public. It's not really a fancy Apple office. It's a building full of people on telephone support - no magic at all.
  15. RalfTheDog macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2010
    Lagrange Point
    1 Finite Loop. (I think it is foreach, however, it could be while.)
  16. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    Considering how hard it is to find a customer support line in which you can actually talk to an American, I'd say it's pretty magical!
  17. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    :p true! When I have to phone our cable provider in the UK (Virgin Media) I've worked out that you can demand to be put through to their uk call center if it's an I just tell them it is :D
  18. barredfreak macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    Apple's architecture of their campuses and stores have always amazed me. I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with this land.
  19. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    what is so amazing about the architecture of their buildings and stores? the apple store near my house is in the middle of an outdoor mall and it is white with a gray apple logo (i think). the inside of the store is a rectangle. is this what you consider amazing? groundbreaking?
  20. sonovale macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2012
    It is nice to hear that you are a neighbor of apple store.:)

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