Cupertino Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for Apple Campus 2

The City of Cupertino has released their draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Apple Campus 2 project and has invited the public for comment. Cupertino summarizes the proposal of Apple’s proposed campus, which is set to house 13,000 employees.

The proposal includes:

  • Demolition of approximately 2.65 million square feet of existing office, research and development buildings; construction of an office, research and development building comprising approximately 2.8 million square feet; a 1,000 seat corporate auditorium, a 100,000 square foot corporate fitness center and
  • Subsequent development of office, research and development facilities comprising approximately 600,000 square feet located on both sides of Tantau Avenue; and
  • Associated parking facilities and utility and ancillary buildings including a central plant, two satellite plants and maintenance and security buildings.

Cupertino will review the effects of the campus as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires a 45 day public review of the draft EIR to allow citizens to provide comments about the project.

On June 26, 2013, a public meeting will be held at the Cupertino Community Hall beginning at 6:30PM to comment on the project. The deadline for written comments is 5:30PM PST, Monday, July 22, 2013.

In August of 2011, Cupertino similarly held an Environmental Impact Report scoping session on Apple Campus 2.

Back in April, Apple asked its Cupertino neighbours for feedback on the Campus 2 project by sending out brochures throughout the community. A couple days ago Apple released a report citing the economic impact of the new campus, which aims to inject 41,000 total jobs in the Santa Clara County and increase tax revenues for local government and agencies.