Apple's Campus 2 gets final approval from Cupertino City CouncilCupertino Mayor Orrin Mahoney on Tuesday gave Apple the green light to start building Campus 2, where the company's "spaceship" headquarters will be located once the project is completed sometime in 2016.
Tuesday's proceedings were largely ceremonial, as the Cupertino City Council had already voted on the development agreement with Apple in October.
As noted by MacRumors, Mayor Mahoney gave the final OK following a unanimous vote city council vote in favor of starting the major build.
"We're eager to see it happen. Go for it," Mahoney said.
Apple will now be given the permits required to start clearing ground on the former HP campus, to be replaced by a number of buildings, including the 2.8-million-square-foot circular "spaceship" seen above. In August, AppleInsider provided a sneak peek of the former HP campus, as buildings were demolished in an initial salvage and destroy operation.
First unveiled in 2011 by Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, the main structure will house some 12,000 employees, while ancillary facilities will be provided for meeting and presentation space. Much of the 150-acre plot is to be "reclaimed" with foliage and landscaping.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in February that he expects building to be completed by 2016.
On Topic: General
- Apple buys machine learning firm Perceptio, suggests development of imaging AI
- Week in review video: Remembering Steve Jobs, build cost of iPhone 6s, 'iRing' & more
- Four years after the death of Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender talks about portraying an icon
- Irish minister says EU probe into Apple tax dodges should reach finding by end of 2015
- Laurene Powell Jobs 'repeatedly' tried to halt Universal's Steve Jobs film, report says