Apple submitted the third revision of its Apple Campus 2 project to the city of Cupertino in March this year. A couple of months later, the company invited feedback from its Cupertino neighbors regarding traffic and other environmental impacts of the huge building on their town. Today, California Governor Jerry Brown has approved the Campus 2 project in Cupertino for a streamlined environmental review process, MacRumors is reporting (via San Jose Mercury News).
While the new designation will not speed up the project’s construction, it will however simplify the review process over the coming months. Construction of Apple Campus 2 is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
Citing the news source:
“Apple’s state-of-the art campus brings at least $100 million dollars in investment to California and generates no additional greenhouse gas emissions,” Brown said in a statement to this newspaper, listing two of the requirements Apple had met to qualify under the law. “On-site fuel cells and 650,000 square feet of solar panels will provide clean, renewable energy for more than 12,000 Apple employees on the new campus.“
Apple plans to open the campus in 2015.