Officials in San Jose, California, have approved Google’s plans to build a massive, multi-billion dollar campus in the heart of the city.
The tech giant will develop 80 acres of land on the western edge of downtown San Jose, which will undergo an estimated $1 billion in infrastructure improvements.
Google will own all of the land, but most of the project will be allocated for residential and public space.
That includes 15 acres of parks, plazas, and green spaces, new walking and biking paths, storefronts and more, city council staff said.
The development, which will house Google’s first mixed-use campus, will also include up to 7.3 million square feet of office space for 20,000 workers and the construction of 1,000 affordable housing units, at least a quarter of all residential space in the development, according to the plan.
A sketch view of the Meander, an urban promenade full of life and activity that is closed to cars.SITELAB Urban Studio A sketch view of the Creekside Walk along South Autumn Street: approximately 1.51 acres of open space that offers a variety of experiences inspired and framed by Los Gatos Creek.SITELAB Urban Studio
Construction is expected to take between 10 and 30