Hmmm, how big is this Apple thing gonna get? The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Apple and the city of San Jose, California, are working toward a development agreement that would allow the Cupertino-based juggernaut to build a north San Jose campus of up to 4.15 million square feet, according to city records. That would be bigger than Apple’s “spaceship” campus, which is under construction in Cupertino.
The draft agreement, which hasn’t been completed, will come before the city’s Planning Commission later this month, officials said. It would lock in development rights — and expectations for both sides — for the next 15 years in an area that sprawls across 86 acres north of Highway 101 across from the Mineta San Jose International Airport, according to The Silicon Valley Business Journal.
This is the latest development in Apple’s apparently never-ending construction plans. Last month it was reported that the company leased 76,000 square feet of space in San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, and acquired a 770,000 square foot property in Sunnyvale. In October it was also noted that Apple has leased Tech Place on 101, a new 202,000 square foot building that's under construction in north San Jose, California.
Meanwhile, construction is well underway for Apple’s first spaceship campus, and should be finished by the end of 2016. The new campus, which will supplement and not replace Apple’s current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, was a pet project of the late Steve Jobs. It’s a four-story, 2.8 million square foot building to be built on land formerly occupied by Hewlett Packard’s campus.
“First spaceship campus”? Yep. Apparently, one isn’t enough. According to The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the company has secured a deal to build another spaceship campus in Sunnyvale, California.
The article says Apple has sealed a deal for Landbank Investments LLC’s planned Central & Wolfe campus — a curvaceous, 777,000-square-foot project at Central Expressway and Wolfe Road "that’s expected to look like nothing else ever attempted in Silicon Valley." Its marketing web address is Notanotherbox.com (where the graphics for this article came from).