The City Council of the City of Mountain View has approved Google’s request for the right to build for over a million square feet of net new office space, an important component in the tech company’s North Bayshore development. The decision moves the massive project, including roughly seven thousand residential units with some low-income housing, closer to construction. Council approval for the formal master plan is expected to be received later in Spring.
Construction is underway for the unusually shaped office building at 2000 North Shoreline Boulevard, nearby the waterfront in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The project is a low-slung structure designed by high-profile architects; it is a collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios. Google is responsible as the developer and future tenant. Uniquely and in many ways true, Heatherwick Studios describe the project “as Google’s first bespoke office building.”
Development plans are under review for a mixed-use Google Middlefield Park master plan in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. Google’s proposal brings up to 1,950 apartments, retail, 10.5 acres of parkland, and over a million square feet of offices with transit-oriented planning. The development possible after the city adopted its East Whisman Precise Plan in 2019. Google is working with Lendlease to develop the project and is expecting completion as late as 2040.
Development permits were submitted for the approval of constructing a multi-family housing project at 447 N 1st Street in Ryland, San Jose. The project proposal includes constructing an apartment building with 115 units. Count documents revealed that the project successfully garnered financing for the pre-development stages from Google Endeavor, a unit of Alphabet, the owner of Google.
Alphabet has provided vital financing for a planned affordable housing project at 280 McEvoy Street in West San Carlos, San Jose. The funding comes through Google Endeavor LLC, a lending subsidiary. This comes after Housing Trust Silicon Valley took out a $15.8 million loan to acquire the parcel in 2018, setting a record for the two-decades-old organization. First Community Housing is managing the McEvoy Apartments development.