Google is planning to construct a huge new “Downtown West” campus in San Jose, and the corporate has shared renderings that give an thought of what that area may appear like (by way of CNBC). Google intends to make the roughly 79-acre space really feel much less like a standard company campus by making a mixed-use growth with workplace area, housing, parks, retail area, and extra.
One render is the picture we’ve included on the prime of this publish, which represents one thing Google is asking the “Gateway.” The proposed area would have a plaza for pop-up occasions in addition to an amphitheater that could possibly be utilized by each Google and the broader group.
Under is a render for a peaceful-looking space known as the Creekside Stroll, a walkway close to a the VTA gentle rail hall which might be “impressed and framed by Los Gatos Creek.” It seems to be prefer it could possibly be fairly good to walk via:
And the “Meander” is one thing that Google is referring to as an “city promenade,” an space that may be closed to automobiles and have a garden for internet hosting occasions, screenings, and different performances.
That every one being stated, a variety of area would nonetheless be reserved for workplace buildings. Whereas there can be 5,900 residential “dwelling models” and 500,000 gross sq. ft for issues like retail shops, eating places, and cultural facilities, there can be 7.3 million gross sq. ft of workplace area, in keeping with Google’s 473-page slide Design Requirements and Pointers deck in regards to the proposed campus.
You may get a greater thought of what the entire campus may appear like on this map, taken from Google’s almost 39-minute YouTube video in regards to the plan:
There are additionally extra particulars in regards to the undertaking on web sites from Google and the town of San Jose. The San Jose Metropolis Council is scheduled to think about Google’s proposal for closing approval in spring 2021.
This isn’t the one bold campus Google has within the works. The corporate introduced a $1 billion funding to construct a New York Metropolis campus in Hudson Sq. in 2018 and proposed a 40-acre mixed-use space in Mountain View in September.