Apple Park Project
At its October 15, 2013 adjourned regular meeting, the Cupertino City Council approved the Apple Park project.
Most of the 175 acre area is located on the former Hewlett Packard (HP) campus and is bounded by I-280 to the south, Wolfe Road to the west, Homestead Road to the north and North Tantau Avenue to the east. The replacement and rebuild proposal includes:
- Demolition of approximately 2.65 million square feet of existing office, research and development buildings;
- Construction of:
- An office, research and development building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet;
- A 1,000 seat corporate auditorium;
- A corporate fitness center;
- A central plant;
- Research facilities comprising upto 600,000 square feet located east and west of Tantau Avenue between Pruneridge Ave and I-280;
- Associated Parking.
The City's Review consisted of:
City Council Actions:
At the October 15, 2013 City Council meeting, the Council took the following actions and conducted the first readings on associated ordinances:
A. Adopted Resolution No. 13-082 approving the Certification of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and adoption of Findings and a Statement of Overriding Considerations, Mitigation Measures (including adoption of Mitigation Measure TRANS-23 (Alternate) with minor text revisions and Mitigation Measure TRANS-27 (Second Alternate)), and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, EA-2011-12;
B. Adopted Resolution No. 13-083 approving a General Plan Amendment, GPA-2011-03;
C. Adopted Resolution No. 13-084 approving:
Development Permit to allow the demolition of approximately 2.66 million square feet of existing office, research and development buildings and the construction of 3.42 million square feet of office, research, and development buildings; 120,000 square feet (1,000 seat) corporate auditorium, 100,000 square feet corporate fitness center, and 25,000 square feet Valet Parking Reception uses; 92,000 square feet of utility plants; and associated parking facilities and ancillary buildings (such as security reception areas and landscape maintenance buildings) (DP-2011-04); and
Use Permit to allow a corporate auditorium and fitness center at a new office, research and development campus (U-2011-11); and
Architectural and Site Approval to allow a new 2.82 million square foot office, research and development building with 2,385 basement parking spaces and a cafeteria, a 5,870 parking space structured parking facility with attached Central Plant, a 1,000 seat corporate auditorium, a fitness center, and associated site improvements including access tunnels, a surface parking lot, outdoor dining and recreational facilities and landscaping; (ASA-2011-14); and
Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of approximately 3,710 trees, of which, approximately 90 trees are proposed to be transplanted, and replacement with at least 6,200 trees to allow the construction of an office, research and development campus (TR-2011-39);
D. Adopted Resolution No. 13-085 approving a Vesting Tentative Map, TM-2011-03.
The City Council also took the following legislative actions at the October 15, 2013 adjourned regular meeting:
Canceled the Development Agreement with Hewlett Packard, applicable to a portion of the property; and
Conducted the first reading of Ordinance No. 13-2114: “An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Cupertino repealing Ordinance No. 1702 and Approving a New Development Agreement By and Between the City of Cupertino and Apple Inc. for the Development of a New Corporate Campus", DA-2011-01; and
Conducted the first reading of Ordinance No. 13-2113: “An Ordinance of the Cupertino City Council approving the rezoning of an approximately 1.1 Acre Area from Park and Recreation (PR)to Planned Industrial Park (P(MP)) located at APN 316 06050 and 316 06 051”, Z-2011-03; and
Adopted Resolution No. 13-086, vacating a portion of Pruneridge Avenue, between Wolfe Road and Tantau Avenue, and various public easements; and Resolution No. 13-087, authoring the City Manager to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Campus Holdings, Inc. (a subsidiary of Apple Inc.) for a portion of Pruneridge Avenue; and
Authorized the City Manager to enter into an Extension of Agreement for Consultation Services with Baz Industries, the successor in interest to ACI Holdings, Inc.
AB900, Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011 Application
On June 29, 2012, the proposed Apple Campus 2 Project was certified as an Environmental Leadership Development Project (Leadership Project) by the Governor's Office pursuant to the Jobs and Economic Improvement Through Environmental Leadership Act of 2011 (AB 900) and on May 24, 2013 supplemental application materials were found to be consistent with the certified application. Apple's application for obtaining this status and additional information regarding this Act is available here
In addition responses to comments that were received after the close of the CEQA comment were provided as follows:
- Responses to comments that were received between July 23, 2013 and September 19, 2013 are provided as follows:
a. Responses to comments on the adequacy of the EIR were provided in an attachment to the October 2, 2013, Planning Commission staff report
b. Responses to key comments on the project were provided in the body of the Planning Commission staff report.
- Responses to comments that were received between September 20, 2013 and October 4, 2013 are provided as follows
a. Responses to comments on the adequacy of the EIR are provided in an attachment to the October 15, 2013, City Council staff report.
b. Responses to key comments on the project are provided in an attachment to the October 15, 2013, City Council staff report.
- Comments received between October 5, 2013 and 3:00 p.m. on the City Council hearing date of October 15, 2013 were provided as desk items.
Paper copies of all documents may be purchased at Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Ave., Cupertino 95014.
The following public meetings were held for this project:
Environmental Review Committee Meeting on September 26 at 9:30 am
Joint City Council/Planning Commission Study Session on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 3 pm
Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5 pm
City Council Meetings on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5 pm
City Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:45 pm
Apple Campus 2 DEIR Comment Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 6:30 pm
Watch the meeting
Environmental Impact Report Scoping Session Apple Campus 2 Project
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The City of Cupertino held a public meeting to receive input on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The purpose of the meeting will be to gather questions to be studied as part of the environmental review process.
Environmental Impact Report Scoping Session Presentation
Watch the EIR Scoping Meeting
Apple Campus 2 - Actions Taken
Public Comment Filed After Close of Comment Period on Apple Campus 2 Draft EIR
Apple Campus 2 Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
Public Comments on Apple Campus 2 Draft Environmental Impact Report
Apple Campus 2 DEIR Reference Materials
Internal and Applicant Communications
Apple's Updated Proposal Documents - Submitted September 2013
Apple's Updated Proposal Documents - Submitted April 2013
Apple's Updated Proposal Documents - Submitted November 2012
Apple's Proposal Documents - Submitted May 2012
Apple's Updated Proposal Documents - November 2011
Apple's Proposal Documents - Submitted August 2011