Google committed to downtown San Jose despite delay, mayor says

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California Construction News staff writer

San Jose’s mayor says Google is committed to building its planned 80-acre campus in San Jose, although the project’s timeline and construction date are “being reassessed”.

At a news conference, San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan said

“Google remains fully committed to San Jose in the long term and San Jose is fully committed to Google.

“We are very excited about future prospects.”

Downtown West, Google’s development plan includes shops, restaurants, a hotel, and cultural and entertainment hubs, as well as potentially acting as the campus for 25,000 Google employees.

The original plan now under review, was to break ground in 2023.

“I brought you all here to share that there’s actually no news, which in this case is good news,” Mayor Matt Mahan said at the news

“Google remains fully committed to San Jose in the long term.”

The Downtown West development plan includes 4,000 homes, 7.3 million square feet of offices, 500,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, a community center and 15 acres of parks. Its economic impact was estimated at $19 billion.

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