Google Submits Updated Application for Proposed San Jose Campus Signaling Forward Progress
Posted on October 08, 2020.
Google has resubmitted their application for a massive 80 acre proposed development along downtown San Jose’s western edge. The updated application includes environmental documents as well as feedback from thousands of people in the community.
The proposal includes 7.3 million square feet of office space, 5,900 residential units, and up to 500,000 square feet of active uses. After receiving community input, the resubmitted application incorporated 3,000 points of feedback and various components were taken into consideration. Alexa Arena, Google’s development director for San Jose, stated that they “continue to hear that housing and preserving affordability is a priority for San Jose, and our proposal offers more affordable housing, job pathways, and community spaces for Joseans.”
Google plans to develop a campus that integrates seamlessly and into the surrounding community by adding recreation and retail spaces in addition to housing and office space. They are aiming for a LEED Gold project with no new greenhouse gases by taking measures such as constructing all-electric buildings and creating a microgrid as well as an onsite water reuse facility.
This recent submittal of Downtown West’s environmental documents (the drafted EIR) and resubmitted application represents a milestone for Google and the city of San Jose regarding moving this significant project forward.
Consideration by San Jose City Council for approval of Google’s Downtown West development application is expected for next spring.
To view the updated application, click here: https://bit.ly/2GROXrD
For the latest visual plans, click here: https://bit.ly/3iM62k6
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