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  • Has Apple Outgrown Cupertino, California?


    Concerns are quickly mounting that Apple is outgrowing its once modest homestead in Cupertino, California. For a city with a population of 58,302 (as of the 2010 census), Apple's campus - not to mention its massive workforce - has swelled to become a formidable presence in the Cupertino community.

    In June, then-CEO Steve Jobs met with the City Council of Cupertino to discuss plans for a new Apple campus. The proposed - and now approved - building will relocate some 12,000 employees that currently work in various locations scattered around Cupertino and bring them all together under one roof. Obviously, given the rapid expansion of the company and the boatload of acres its presence consumes, not everyone is happy about what this booming business brings to Cupertino.

    According to a published report in the San Jose Mercury News:

    Not everyone is thrilled at the prospect of living next to one of the biggest buildings in the Bay Area, as residents from three cities told Cupertino officials Thursday that Apple's plan for a second mega-campus may simply be too big and busy. About 100 residents packed a meeting room for the first hearing on Apple Campus 2, the tech giant's campus sequel planned in east Cupertino at the border of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. Others watched live online or submitted questions ahead of time, eager to make their voices heard before city planners and consultants start digging through the largest development proposal in Cupertino's history.
    Obviously, these critics are being shouted down by some who find it insane to discourage this type of growth - which brings jobs - at a time of economic turmoil, an ailment that continues to grip the US and the unemployment rate. Consequently, it's highly unlikely that those who have voiced their concern will ultimately have much impact on Apple's plans - at least for now. "The fact is, we're growing like a weed," said Apple's project manager, Terry Reagan. "We need the space."

    Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong says Apple executives are already planning a third campus once the second "spaceship" campus is completed in about three years,

    Source: San Jose Mercury News
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Has Apple Outgrown Cupertino, California? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I think it's a great idea for Apple to start a major construction project int he middle of an economic crisis. Like the story says... jobs... filtering money back into the local economy because of the construction in addition to all the money that the employees spend at local business. I'd be curious to see the specific complaints.
    1. Mainevent94's Avatar
      Mainevent94 -
      **** all these ads Modmyi
    1. ProZack27's Avatar
      ProZack27 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mainevent94 View Post
      **** all these ads Modmyi
      adblock plus anyone?
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by ProZack27 View Post
      adblock plus anyone?
      I have it, but have large white spaces where the ads were....
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Yea but the city would hate it even more if they denied it because then their largest tax payer would be building it in another city.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Wouldnt apple's employes count for half the population?

      Well not half but a large portion?
    1. Cajuste's Avatar
      Cajuste -
      Im curious if the picture above would be the actual plan design or is it just another one of our assumptions?
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      Wouldnt apple's employes count for half the population?


      Well not half but a large portion?
      You mean 20.5824843% of the population
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xenthis View Post
      You mean 20.5824843% of the population
      huh...
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      +1 I think they also need to move. It would help create a lot of new jobs.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Why do they keep calling it a "spaceship" campus?

      I haven't seen any modern-day depictions of spacecraft that look like a doughnut.
    1. Bigmaxx2000's Avatar
      Bigmaxx2000 -
      It's good for apple to pour some of it's trillions back into the economy
    1. ~Jeffery~'s Avatar
      ~Jeffery~ -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Why do they keep calling it a "spaceship" campus?

      I haven't seen any modern-day depictions of spacecraft that look like a doughnut.
      Frieza's spaceship from DragonBall Z is what I think of when I see it.
    1. EMTZ13's Avatar
      EMTZ13 -
      Wait a minute, I understand that living to a large company such as Apple can cause some strain, but are they ACTUALLY complaining about Apple wanting to basically bring more jobs? Shoot I'd be the first person to go apply there! Apple if it don't work out for you in Cupertino, feel free to raid us down here in Deming, New Mexico!
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by ProZack27 View Post
      adblock plus anyone?
      I got ad bock from the app store works great!!!
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeal View Post
      huh...
      You said a large portion of the population, and I felt like giving you a percentage. 20.whatever%
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I think it's a great idea for Apple to start a major construction project int he middle of an economic crisis. Like the story says... jobs... filtering money back into the local economy because of the construction in addition to all the money that the employees spend at local business. I'd be curious to see the specific complaints.
      maybe apple will outsource the jobs to under paid Chinese people, like what theyre doing at the moment. just a thought
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      I think apple is going to space
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      Quote Originally Posted by Xenthis View Post
      I have it, but have large white spaces where the ads were....
      If you right click and block frame where the white space is. You dont even see the space.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      maybe apple will outsource the jobs to under paid Chinese people, like what theyre doing at the moment. just a thought
      They outsource the manufacturing process (just like EVERY other electronics company) to make the end product affordable. If they manufactured in the USA paying people $10-$15 hr Apple would go out of business b/c the prices of their products would double or triple. Think like a business owner... not a cheap consumer.