First Phase of Apple's New North Carolina Campus Will Total 900,000 Square Feet

More than two years after Apple announced plans to invest over $1 billion in North Carolina with over half of that investment going towards a new engineering and research center in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh and Durham, the company has finally filed development plans for the first phase with local authorities.

apple rtp landAssemblage of seven properties in Research Triangle Park owned by Apple

As shared by the Triangle Business Journal, the 41-acre initial phase at Research Triangle Park will include six buildings and a parking garage totaling 700,000 square feet of office space, 190,000 square feet of accessory space, and almost 3,000 parking spaces.

Among the structures in the first phase are three office buildings with the largest coming in at around 242,000 square feet and the other two measuring just over 230,000 square feet each. All three buildings are listed as having heights of 73 feet.

Three smaller accessory buildings will join a parking garage for the initial phase, which does not yet have a disclosed starting date for construction. A starting date does appear to be close, however, as Apple has begun some initial site preparations and is moving forward on obtaining various approvals.

While this initial phase covers 41 acres, Apple owns a total of 281 acres at the site and the company's filed plans allude to future phases. Apple had said in its announcement about the North Carolina investment that it will eventually create at least 3,000 new jobs in "machine learning, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and other cutting-edge fields" with average salaries ultimately approaching $200,000.

At full buildout, Apple's Research Triangle Park campus is likely to become one of the company's largest employment centers in the United States after its Silicon Valley headquarters area and a major existing campus in Austin, Texas, that is itself seeing significant investment and expansion. Other major Apple employment centers in the U.S. include Southern California, the Seattle area, and New York City.

As Apple prepares to construct its major new campus in Research Triangle Park, the company has already been building up its presence in the region with temporary space, headlined by a takeover of one building of a three-building complex in neighboring Cary that had been built for insurance company MetLife.

Amid the rise in remote work, MetLife was recently able to consolidate operations into two buildings of the complex, freeing up the third to be used by Apple. Apple has also been working to acquire additional temporary space in the area as it will be several more years before its own campus is ready.

Top Rated Comments

tehabe Avatar
13 weeks ago
Oh great, two huge motorways near by but no public transit, so all the people who work there have to use their cars to get there. Also the 3000 parking spaces will need ~390,000 sqft, which is more than 50 % of the planned office space. And people call this waste of space freedom.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DavidLeblond Avatar
13 weeks ago
Man I come to the office every day, because I just like to, but my office (which is also in RTP) is so deserted that today, at nearly 11am on a Friday, I have not seen one single other human. What are we doing building huge campuses in this day and age?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
13 weeks ago

Doesn't Microsoft have a campus there? Maybe they should merge the companies.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MetalMoose Avatar
13 weeks ago
More data centers plz - the free 5GB on iCloud is due for an upgrade
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacDaddyPanda Avatar
13 weeks ago
Whaattt? The Apple 1 Starship Saucer won't just pickup and move?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
13 weeks ago
That will increase home prices in that area now.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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