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Google Planning Massive Expansion in San Jose

The city of San Jose is working with tech giant Google to plan a massive expansion into the Diridon Station district. Millions of feet of development and thousands of new jobs are at stake.
June 7, 2017, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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San Jose, California
The land proposed for a large expansion of the Google footprint in the Silicon Valley is close to downtown, a multi-modal transit hub, and more.
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"Google and San Jose leaders are in formal discussions about the tech titan’s ambitious plans for expanding into Diridon Station district, which could bring thousands of Google jobs to the area and transform it into a transit-focused village," reports George Avalos.

"The city of San Jose has begun discussions with Google on the potential development of a mixed-use, transit-oriented office space that would transform the Diridon Station Area and Downtown San Jose," adds Avalos. "The potential development could include more than 6 million square feet of office/R&D space and accommodate between 15,000 and 20,000 jobs."

Janice Bitters also reports on the big development plans in a separate article for the Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Published on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in The Mercury News
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