Apple Expands in Sunnyvale; East Palo Alto Makeover in Doubt
- Jan 27, 2012
Apple has recently signed a lease that may be the opening round of a large-scale expansion by the technology giant in Sunnyvale. Reports peg the deal as the first in a long series of moves that will establish Sunnyvale as the company’s next major destination after its established home in Cupertino.
The company has taken 215,000 square feet at the Sunnyvale Research Center, according to MercuryNews.com. The facility is being marketed by Colliers International.
Apple is reportedly going to move into the new venue by the end of Q1. Another Sunnyvale venue, located at 975-995 Benecia Ave., is currently undergoing interior improvements to 100,000 square feet of space, in anticipation of Apple’s arrival.
In development news, one of the Bay Area’s most ambitious redevelopment projects has taken a serious hit as redevelopment agencies across the state are being dismantled. A proposal for East Palo Alto that would include residential units, office space, light industrial buildings, parks and public facilities will be considerably more difficult to carry out following the demise of the city’s redevelopment agency and redirection of its funds to public schools.