Downtown San Jose Google Transit Village Captures Wide Support

Source: mercurynews.com | Re-Post MNM Partners, LLC 10/4/2018 – 

More than two out of three San Jose residents support a proposed Google transit village that would dramatically reshape the look and feel of downtown San Jose for decades to come, according to a new poll from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group released Thursday.

“We are seeing overwhelming support for the Google development in downtown San Jose,” said Carl Guardino, president of the business advocacy group. “People want the Google development here in San Jose.”

Among likely San Jose voters surveyed, 68 percent surveyed said they support Google’s transit-oriented community of office buildings, homes, shops, restaurants and open spaces near the Diridon train station and the SAP entertainment complex in San Jose, the poll found. Another 24 percent of the respondents oppose the project and 8 percent are undecided.

“San Jose residents agree that building a vibrant, mixed-use destination near Diridon Station can bring tens of thousands of jobs to our city and generate millions in annual revenues to support critical city services,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said Thursday.

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