The City of Cupertino has rendered new images of Apple’s proposed flagship campus as part of the city council’s review process of Apple’s plans. The first step of the review involves an environmental impact assessment that will evaluate traffic, noise, air quality and will provide the public with an opportunity for comment.
Steve Jobs first made an appearance at a local Cupertino council meeting in June to discuss plans for the new-and-improved Apple headquarters, which would occupy 150 acres of land just down the street from the current Infinite Loop location. The new building is impressive, with a spaceship-like design and dedicated power grid. The mammoth building would house 12,000 employees in 2.8 million square feet, compared to 2,800 employees in the current building. Over 2,000 additional trees would be planted in the surrounding land, and the existing parking lots would be reduced by 90 percent.