According to a report by San Jose’s Mercury News today, cities surrounding Cupertino are just as excited to see Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus as Cupertino’s own mayor is. Just as with Wong, the mayors of neighboring cities, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, have also given the build their full, unreserved blessing with both so far both failing to raise topics of traffic, noise or pollution.
The report arrives on the back of several ‘boarder wars’ between Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and Cupertino over years, one which involved the expansion of the 99 Ranch Market, which, according to today’s report by Mike Rosenberg, resulted in many “not in my backyard” disputes – making the fact that the two cities are accepting Steve’s proposals without argument, highly unusual.
Circular in its design, Apple will begin construction work on its new, 1 million square-foot campus next year, with the company having expressed it wishes to move into the build in the year 2015.
“There will be people who want to buy homes here, to eat lunch, and we’re right on the border,” Sunnyvale Mayor Melinda Hamilton said. “Proximity is a huge deal. Having more and better jobs brings the whole region up. That success breeds success.”