Million-square-foot office complex will sprout near downtown San Jose’s Google village site

SAN JOSE — A big office complex that could accommodate 5,000 workers and bring one million square feet of sleek new offices to downtown San Jose would rise a short distance from the Diridon train station and a proposed Google transit village when it breaks ground in 2019, developers and city officials said Monday.

“This is a significant investment in our downtown,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said.

San Jose city officials have given final approval to construction of one million square feet of offices at a site near the corner of Autumn Parkway and West Julian Street that would sprout near the banks of the Guadalupe River.

The developers, TMG Partners and Valley Oak Partners, in a thematic connection to the transit-oriented complexes that are planned for the Diridon train station area, have dubbed the project Platform 16.

“This planned development will help bring thousands of jobs into our city center with easy access to public transit,” Mayor Liccardo said. “It will include a number of public space improvements that will help connect the Guadalupe River Park to Platform 16 and the rest of the Diridon Station area.

Near the Platform 16 project and the Diridon Station, Google plans a transit-oriented community of offices, homes, shops, restaurants and open spaces where 15,000 to 20,000 of the tech titan’s employees would work.

“The area around Diridon Station is poised to become our megaregion’s next major innovation hub,” said Michael Covarrubias, chief executive officer of TMG Partners. “We are thrilled to be moving forward on a project that fosters great connectivity within the region.”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Business


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