Google is planning to build a huge new “Downtown West” campus in San Jose, and the company has shared this rendering that Give an idea What that space might look like (By CNBC). Google wants to make the approximately -79-acre area feel like a traditional corporate campus by creating a mixed-use development with 79 fee space, housing, parks, retail space and more.
A render is an image we’ve included at the top of this post, representing something Google calls a “gateway.” The proposed space will feature pop-up events as well as an amphitheater plaza that can be used by both Google and the wider community.
Below is a rendering for a peaceful-looking area known as Creekside and Walk, a walkway near the VTA Light Rail Corridor that will be “inspired and designed by Los Gatos Creek.” Looks like a good one:
And “meinder” is something Google refers to as an “urban outing”, an area that will be closed to cars and will not have a law to host events, screenings and other performances.
All that said, there will still be plenty of space reserved for office fee buildings. For items such as retail stores, rest restaurants, rents and cultural centers, there will be 9,000 residential “residential units” and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 473-page slide design standards and guide deck About the proposed campus.
You can get a good idea of what the whole campus might look like in this map, taken from Google’s almost 39 minute youtube video About the plan:
There are also more details about the project on the websites From Google And City of San Jose. San Jose City Council will consider Google’s proposal for final approval in the spring of 2021.
This is not the only ambitious campus that Google has in mind. Company Announces 1 Billion Investment to Build New York City Campus in Hudson Square In 2018 And proposed a 40-acre mixed-use area in Mountain View In September.
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