Picture this: A neighborhood in downtown San Jose with a huge emphasis on public transit.
It could become reality. That neighborhood is one of four Bay Area development projects presented by Google that have been in talks for multiple years now.
Most recently, The Mercury News reported that the partnership between Google and its real estate partner Lendlease was terminated — but, according to Google, all of the projects will still proceed.
Fuzzy on the project history? Let’s break it down:
- 2019 | Google submits the original project proposal.
- 2021 | City Council approves the Downtown West Project.
- Feb. 2023 | Google nears the completion of its first demolition phase while reassessing the project’s timeline.
- April 2023 | Google halts construction.
... And that brings us to now. Despite the partnership’s end, Google maintains that it is committed to the Bay Area projects, and Mayor Mahan stated that the news doesn’t mean the Downtown West Project won’t go uncompleted.
In the meantime, we’ll keep our ears to the ground + keep you updated on future updates.