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Downtown West is San Jose’s “Most Consequential Project Ever,” Says The Mercury News

As the project begins preparing for sitework this year, the outlet checked in with Google and the city on the progress of the tech company’s “game-changing new transit-oriented neighborhood.”

As part of a world-leading architecture and planning team, KPF is working with Google on the development of their 79-acre campus in San Jose. With work scheduled to begin this year to prepare the site for the mixed-use village to come, The Mercury News spoke with San Jose City Councilmember Dev Davis on his thoughts, “I’m excited to see that this project continues to move forward.” As work gets underway, Google’s Director of Real Estate Development, Sheela Jivan, noted that “We look forward to continuing our work with the city and community in this next phase.”

The development has now received all the necessary approvals from the San Jose City Council and once completed, will provide an economic boost to the area. The article states, “Google intends to employ up to 25,000 workers within the Downtown West footprint.” In addition to workspace and 15 acres of parks, the site will feature thousands of homes, with a portion dedicated to affordable residences. The project is located near Diridon Station, which is “poised to be one of the nation’s busiest transit hubs,” connecting multiple rail lines and future BART and high-speed rail components.

Read the full article from The Mercury News here.