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North Bayshore public space, rendering courtesy Google

Mountain View City Council Approves Office Component of Google’s North Bayshore Development

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.

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Downtown West, Google's proposal within the Diridon Station Area Plan, rendering via Sitelab

Amendment Expands San Jose’s Diridon Station Area Plan

The City of San Jose has published a 267-page addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report of the Diridon Station Area Plan, showing an increase in allowed office space and hotel rooms in downtown San Jose. The Diridon Station Area Plan, or DSAP, is a purposeful rezoning of 262 acres adopted by San Jose in 2014 to build closer to public transit. The plan aims to extend the city’s Central Business District to reach the train station in response to 2008’s successful Proposition 1A to start the High-Speed Rail project from southern to northern California, including the anticipated link with Diridon Station.

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2000 North Shoreline Boulevard aerial view, rendering via BIG and Heatherwick Studios

Google’s Futuristic Charleston East Building at 2000 North Shoreline Boulevard Nearly Finished, Mountain View

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.”

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Google Middlefield Park plan, image courtesy Google

Plans Reviewed for Massive Google Middlefield Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara County

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.

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