AUSTIN, Texas — In December 2018, Apple announced its intents to build a $1 billion office campus in northwest Austin, nearly a mile away from its existing campus off of Parmer Lane.
Now, more than three years later, the Austin Business Journal (ABJ) reports the first phase of the project is nearly complete. Apple officials said in April 2021 it expected to move employees into the space sometime in 2022.
However, that timeline remains unclear after the iPhone maker announced to indefinitely delay its return to office, ABJ reported. According to ABJ, the $1 billion campus' construction is supposed to take place in five phases and will reportedly be 3 million square feet, including 12 office and amenity buildings, parking structures, a central utility plant and a separate day care building.
The project comes as Apple continues to build its footprint across the country. Last year, Apple announced it would be committing a $430 billion investment across the U.S. over the next five years.
"It’s been over 25 years since Apple opened its first office in Austin, and we are thrilled to be deepening our partnership with the city and people here," an Apple spokesperson told KVUE in April.
The new campus is expected to bring nearly 5,000 jobs to Austin in engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support.
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