Apple Obtains Rezoning on Second Cupertino Campus Parcel

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The Cupertino Courier reports that the Cupertino planning commission voted earlier this week to rezone a 7.78-acre portion of a 50-acre property assemblage owned by Apple to allow the company to build its planned second corporate campus just a few miles from its headquarters. Apple announced in April 2006 that it had purchased the properties and planned to consolidate at the new campus its scattered leased facilities acquired as the company underwent rapid expansion.The site, which is south of the Hewlett-Packard campus, houses two office buildings currently occupied by Apple employees.

The buildings were already on the property from the site's industrial days. Before Apple purchased the property in 2006, the city rezoned the industrial site to residential in anticipation of a 130-unit townhouse and condominium project that previous property owners Morley Brothers had proposed.Apple reportedly does not yet have specific plans for the new campus, but required the rezoning, which had been considered but not approved by the planning commission earlier this year, in order to begin its planning and design process.Aside from its main headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, Apple has employees spread out in buildings along De Anza Boulevard and throughout the city. Jobs described the far-flung nature as frustrating. He said he hoped they would be able to consolidate all Cupertino employees at the current Infinite Loop campus and at a future campus.A one-acre section of the property, which lies directly adjacent to Interstate 280, will remain zoned for a public park.

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elppa

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There's a funny video on YouTube of Steve reminding the council that Apple were amongst the largest tax payers in Cupertino.
 

Rocketman

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Yeah, but 1 acre next to an Interstate? Its enough to park a few cars and slap down a picnic table but that's about it. I think it will remain as green space (or brown space considering its Calif.).
I'm just glad we can still land our Frisbees and model rockets on the freeway. It is a cultural feature by now.

It's not only green space, it is well irrigated, manicured, and fertilized grass. When we say green, we mean green, darn-it.

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bradl

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Time to start a MR street naming/contest thread for this?

Kinda hard to top 1 Infinite Loop. Perhaps something regarding the Mobius? :)

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dejo

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Time to start a MR street naming/contest thread for this?

Kinda hard to top 1 Infinite Loop. Perhaps something regarding the Mobius? :)

BL.
1 Crashed Hard Drive?

How cool would it be for Apple to start designing condo and/or apartment buildings? Take the Apple store design asthetic and translate it to a living space...
Furniture costs should be low.
 

DipDog3

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Probably need the space for people to "review" all the new iPhone apps.
 

SeanMcg

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Does this mean they are going to have a "Consumer" campus and a "Pro" campus?

(It's Friday....)
 

Hattig

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Yeah, but 1 acre next to an Interstate? Its enough to park a few cars and slap down a picnic table but that's about it. I think it will remain as green space (or brown space considering its Calif.).
I think the point of a park is that it isn't paved over for car parking.

1 acre is more than enough for a nice public space, if well maintained. London is full of sub-1-acre parks. Fenced off with railings (gates locked at night to stop night time drug/sex activity!), some trees, some gardens, some green areas, some benches, some paths - lovely safe places to have lunch or enjoy the sun.
 

DARKJ3DI

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iLoop for the consumer devices. Made of white plastic and secured with a click wheel combination lock.

iLoop Pro for the professional devices. A unibody aluminium building that has touch sensitive windows :p
 

lightpeak

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So building over an empty few acres of land (or maybe cutting down a small forest of trees that may already exist) to build large buildings with cement (or paved bricks, since he does it classy) mini-roads around it to design and build "greener" computers is his way to improve the environment. :confused: Hmm, nice! :D
 
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