Cupertino Planning Commission Approves New Apple ‘Spaceship’ Campus

CUPERTINO (CBS/AP) – Apple’s plans for a massive new campus Cupertino that former CEO Steve Jobs likened to a spaceship are moving forward.

The Cupertino planning commission endorsed the project this week. It now goes on to the full city council, which is expected to vote on it on Oct. 15.

Plans call for nearly 3.5 million square feet of new office space, a 1,000-seat auditorium and a fitness center on the 176-acre campus.

The main, ring-shaped building would be a little more than 2.8 million square feet alone. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2016.

Apple has said it expects to increase its Silicon Valley workforce by nearly 50 percent during the next three years.

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