“Catalytic! That is how I would describe today’s announcement,” said Matthew Mahood, The Silicon Valley Organization President & CEO. "Attracting Google to downtown San Jose is a game-changer for the future development of Diridon Station, the surrounding area and all of downtown. We haven’t seen this level of investment and business growth since Adobe relocated to downtown San Jose in 1996 with their 1 million square foot investment. On behalf of the greater business community we want to welcome Google to downtown San Jose and we look forward to working with Trammel Crow and the City of San Jose to advance this amazing project forward.”
The announcement made today by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo was on the discussions begun with Google on the potential development of a mixed-use, transit-oriented office space that would transform the Diridon Station Area and Downtown San Jose. The potential development could include more than 6 million square feet of office/R&D space and accommodate between 15,000 and 20,000 jobs.
To put that into perspective:
- Google's largest existing campus in the U.S. is approximately 3.1 million square feet.
- The Apple Park campus is 2.8 million square feet.
- Samsung Electronics Device Solutions America HQ in North San Jose is 1.1 million square feet.
- Adobe World Headquarters in downtown San Jose is 1 million square feet.
Read the complete release from Mayor Sam Liccardo's office here.