San Jose Confirms Talks With Google For Massive Downtown Site
Source: bizjournals.com | Re-Post MNM Partners, LLC 6/15/2017 –
San Jose officials have confirmed longtime rumors that Google is eyeing a massive landing around the Diridon Station area in downtown, where it could take up to 6 million square feet in office and R&D space, making it the company’s largest campus in the country.
The Diridon Station area is envisioned by the city to be a huge, mixed-use development area surrounding several major transportation investments, including the addition of high-speed rail and electrifying the existing Caltrain route, an already popular transit mode that runs north and south along the Peninsula. Ultimately the area is expected to include publicly accessible plazas, ground-level retail, and a greenbelt and park along the Los Gatos Creek.
City officials said Tuesday that bringing Google in to fill in the office space slated for the area is a huge win for San Jose.
“We have been working for a project like this for decades,” Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco said in a statement Tuesday. “The development of the Diridon area is at a critical juncture, this is the right place, the right time, with the right people, for the right reasons.”