San Jose City officials are considering approving Google’s Downtown West – NBC Bay Area project

City of San Jose officials on Tuesday will consider approving Google’s Downtown West mixed-use project, which could forever change the face of downtown San Jose.

Google’s huge campus in the Diridon Station and SAP Center area will house offices for up to 25,000 employees and 4,000 apartments, some of which are considered affordable.

The project also provides 500,000 square meters for retail, culture, art, education, hotels and other active uses, as well as 15 hectares of parks and plazas.

The San Jose City Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

If the council agrees, Google could break new ground as early as next year. And the project could be in the fast lane after Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s Senate Bill 7, which accelerates developments that include affordable housing.

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