Cupertino, CA-based Apple is asking the public for feedback on its planned Campus 2 development project. 9to5 Mac has the story: Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sends brochure to Cupertino neighbors inviting feedback on new ‘Campus 2′
Apple is currently involved in an outreach program to new neighbors in its planned “Campus 2″ area. A brochure was mailed this week to residents surrounding the new campus that provided information and invited feedback in a variety of ways. Although the project seems to be a big win for the city of Cupertino, some residents voiced concern about the added traffic and other changes to the area.
Engadget has the full letter. Excerpts:
We’d like to update you on our plans for Apple Campus 2, a new, state-of-the-art research campus in Cupertino.
Respect for our neighbors was a priority as we designed Apple Campus 2. The main building will be set back from the street. By keeping the majority of existing trees along the perimeter — and planting additional perimeter trees and thousands of new ones throughout the interior — the building will fade into the landscape. What’s currently a sea of asphalt will be transformed into nearly 120 acres of green space.
We are also committed to protecting the environment. Apple Campus 2 will attain LEED certification, and we are confident it will exceed the City of Cupertino’s standards for environmental sustainability. The campus will be clean, with no manufacturing or heavy industrial activity onsite.
If you have questions or comments, or would like more information about Apple Campus 2, please fill out and return the postage-paid response card included in this mailing. You may also visit the City of Cupertino website at www.cupertino.org.
SVP and Chief Financial Officer
There are no signs that this project will be earth shattering from a public participation standpoint, simply because things looks pretty straightforward. Just in case, I’ve contacted Apple PR to find out more about their participation process, namely how Apple plans to process the feedback and whether we can expect some kind of report back.