AUSTIN, Texas — As Apple continues construction on a new $1 billion campus in North Austin, the City of Austin is mulling over a proposal to add nearly 2,000 apartments, a hotel and a retail space nearby.
Accesso Partners LLC has a development agreement at 7700 Parmer Lane, and now the business is looking to amend that agreement to allow for additional uses and square footage, according to an application on Austin's Zoning and Planning website. Accesso Partners hopes to build 1,800 apartments, a 340-room hotel and 80,000 square feet of retail space less than one mile north of the new Apple campus, according to the Austin Business Journal.
The application, which is currently under review by the Planning and Zoning Department, was submitted to the city department Jan. 15 by the Drenner Group on behalf of Accesso Partners, according to the application.
Apple broke ground on the new campus on Nov. 20, 2019. KVUE reported in late 2018 that the new campus is set to open in three years with 5,000 employees working in engineering, research and development, operations, finance, sales and customer support. Later, the tech company said they expect to employ 15,000 workers, which would make Apple the biggest private employer in Austin.
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