Google gets go-ahead to build mega-campus

Multibillion-dollar San Jose project to include 4K housing units, 7M sf of office space

Los Angeles /
May.May 27, 2021 08:50 AM
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and renderings of the project (Getty, Google)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai and renderings of the project (Getty, Google)

Google will build it, and mostly likely they will come.

The tech behemoth received the green light from San Jose city officials to develop its 80-acre mega-campus with residential, office and retail space, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The spot is about 15 miles east of the company’s Mountain View headquarters.

Four years in the making, the multibillion-dollar project would include 4,000 housing units, 7.3 million square feet of office space, 500,000 square feet of retail and other mixed-use space, along with 15 acres of park land.

Under the agreement, Google will also contribute $155 million to a community fund, to be used for affordable housing, homelessness and job training. It will also pay about $1 billion toward public infrastructure needs. In 2018, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo touted the financial benefits of the project, saying it stood “in stark contrast to other cities handing out billions in local tax dollars to attract big companies.” The following year, the city approved a process to expedite the project’s environmental review.

Google, which is expected to start work on the complex next year, will transfer some land to the city for a planned affordable housing development, according to the report.

Before the pandemic, plans were to have 25,000 employees work out of that new campus. That would likely change, given Google this month said some of its workers will be remote.

[SFC] — Isabella Farr 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Harry Sidhu, Mayor of Anaheim (Getty Images)
Feds probe Anaheim mayor over Angel Stadium sale
Feds probe Anaheim mayor over Angel Stadium sale
 1933 South Broadway (Loopnet, iStock)
Ara Tavitian scores $150M refi on The Reef in DTLA
Ara Tavitian scores $150M refi on The Reef in DTLA
GI Partners' Rick Magnuson and One Wilshire (GI Partners, One Wilshire)
Here’s how much tenants are paying at One Wilshire in DTLA
Here’s how much tenants are paying at One Wilshire in DTLA
Anaheim Angels owner Arte Moreno and rendering of new stadium site (SRB Management, Getty Images)
City cuts new affordable housing deal with Moreno on Angel Stadium sale
City cuts new affordable housing deal with Moreno on Angel Stadium sale
Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA County General Hospital at 1200 State Street (Getty)
LA County looks at redeveloping historic General Hospital
LA County looks at redeveloping historic General Hospital
Anaheim mayor Harry Sidhu and theTampico Motel at 120 South State College Street (Getty, LoopNet)
Anaheim buys blighted motel to create affordable housing
Anaheim buys blighted motel to create affordable housing
Molina Wu Network's John Molina and Community Hospital Long Beach at 1720 Termino Avenue (Facebook, City of Longbeach)
State demands closed Long Beach hospital be offered to affordable housing builders
State demands closed Long Beach hospital be offered to affordable housing builders
Kilroy Realty CEO John Kilroy (Getty, Kilroy Realty)
Kilroy Realty sees jump in profit despite dip in leases
Kilroy Realty sees jump in profit despite dip in leases
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...