People living near the area that will soon become Apple’s new campus have begun receiving information from the company about the “Campus 2” project. The letter includes some pictures of the new campus, along with information about how it will impact the area. The letter also invited residents to offer feedback and express their concerns about the new campus.
The letter, a copy of which was obtained by 9to5Mac, comes from Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, and includes some interesting details about the new facility. It points out that the facility is not going to replaces Apple’s current headquarters, but will serve as additional R&D space. It will also serve as the venue for Apple’s new product launches. Unfortunately, the campus will not be open to the public, meaning that there won’t be any museum or on-site Apple Store. To minimize the site’s environmental impact, the entire roof will be a massive solar array.
The letter also reassures local residents that the new facility is not a factory. There will be no manufacturing on the site. Additionally, the company will plant additional trees along the perimeter of the property and convert much of the site (which is currently paved) into green space. The building itself will be well back from the street, meaning that most neighbors and passersby will see the perimeter treeline, rather than the building itself.
The letter can be seen below (click to enlarge):
The letter included a postage-paid feedback card that recipients could return with their comments, questions, and concerns.