Google is planning to build a massive new technology campus in its home city of Mountain View and is partnering with real estate developer LendLease to build the project.
The Middlefield Park Master Plan envisions a campus that includes up to 1.33 million sq. ft. of office space, 30,000 sq. ft. of retail-type use, as many as 1,850 housing units, and 20,000 sq. ft. of civic and event space, as well as 12 acres of open space, CNBC has reported.
The city of Mountain View requires developers to include residential space with large-scale commercial buildings. The plans show as many as six residential buildings containing between 1,675 and 1,850 new homes. The company’s project aims to dedicate 20 percent of its residential space to affordable housing units.
While Google will retain ownership of most of the campus, most open spaces will be accessible to the public. It will include multiple parks, a recreation center that could be used for a soccer field, and an aquatic center, CNBC reported.
“It’s certainly one of the ideas in the Precise Plan to create a mixed-use neighborhood where a lot of the needs and services are within walking distance from where you live and work,” Google real estate director Michael Tymoff told the Mountain View Voice.
This initiative is in addition to other projects planned by the Alphabet organization, including a larger proposed mixed-use campus 10 miles south of Mountain View in downtown San Jose. “That project — whose plans are still undergoing city approvals through early 2021 — spans 80 acres and more than 7 million square feet and includes a major transit center, corporate hotel space, parks and tall buildings,” CNBC reported.