Apple Inc's chief financial officer is asking the residents of Cupertino, California, to support the company's new 2.8 million square foot spaceship-like campus, which critics say would increase traffic and pressure city services.
In a brochure mailed last week to its neighbors in the Silicon Valley city, Apple's CFO Peter Oppenheimer asked them to write a letter, attend a public meeting, or let the company use their names in support of its building plans, according to one of the people who received it. A response card was included for respondents to express support and comment on the plans.
The brochure included renderings and details of the project, dubbed "Campus 2", which Apple wants to build and occupy by the end of 2015. The company said in the brochure that Campus 2 would be in addition to its current headquarters, which will remain at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.
Oppenheimer touted the design and the benefits of the new campus, saying "what's currently a sea of asphalt will be transformed into nearly 120 acres of green space."
He noted that the 126-acre campus would include wooded walking areas, restaurants and fitness centers, but it would not be open to the public.