You read that right, Apple CEO Steve Jobs pitched his idea of building a new spaceship-inspired Apple Campus to the Cupertino City Council yesterday. He "plans to make the campus' energy center the facility's primary power generator using natural gas and other 'clean energy' sources -- the city would simply provide backup power when needed." Once approved, Apple plans to break ground next year, with a completion date set for 2015. Video after the break.
The property is currently covered by a series of big asphalt parking lots. Apple's plan would increase the landscape coverage from 20 to 80 percent with the help of a senior arborist from Stanford who will help restore some of the indigenous plant life to the property, including the apricot orchards.[via Engadget]