Pretty much everyone in Cupertino is excited about Apple’s plans to build a ‘mothership’ on a 92-acre parcel in Cupertino that had previously belonged to HP, but Mayor Gilbert Wong said the project wasn’t “a done deal” yet.
However, they still have to hear everyone’s opinion, so they’ve set up iPads which the public can use to send emails to Cupertino management to express their thoughts about the
There are some who believe the traffic in Cupertino will be affected either by the process of building the new Apple campus, or by its placement.
Others are even voicing environmental concerns because of the huge building, even though former CEO Steve Jobs specifically noted that the building will have a small carbon footprint (relative to its size).
However, these are simple opinions that aren’t necessarily founded by the least bit of research.
“The City of Cupertino will be the lead agency and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Apple Campus 2 Project located on an approximately 176-acre site bounded by East Homestead Road on the north; properties adjacent to Tantau Avenue on the east; Interstate 280 on the south; and Wolfe Road on the west.”
Now, this may seem strange, but even with Apple yet to break ground there’s already talk of a third campus for Apple employees.
Comparing the move to a typical Apple product refresh, The Next Web reports that Cupertino Mayor Wong had been told by Apple executives that Apple’s rapid expansion will prompt the company to start work on an Apple Campus 3 at an unknown location after they finish the current project (in 2015).