Apple’s mothership has been cleared for landing.
The Cupertino City Council gave its final approval on Tuesday for the 176-acre “Campus 2,” which will be the tech firm’s new headquarters.
The vote this week was a formality, since the council approved the project in October, two years after Steve Jobs announced the construction plans.
The focal point of the new “spaceship” development is the glassy, 2.8-million-square-foot main building, shaped like a halo. There will be an underground parking lot for up to 2,400 cars, and the campus will include a 100,000-square-foot gym and a 120,000-square-foot auditorium, Mashable reported.
As part of the final deal for building the expansive complex, Apple has agreed to increase the amount of taxes it pays to Cupertino, according to The San Jose Mercury News.
The campus will start housing Apple employees by mid-2016.