88 Bush St: Diridon Station Area update

88 Bush St: Diridon Station Area update

Here’s an update from today for the Google/Diridon project just in case you are in interested in the future for Plant 51.

Mayor Liccardo’s announcement highlighting the Google/City benefits package update for the downtown San Jose project.

For more info on Draft Development Agreement for Google’s Downtown West project click here.

This marks a key milestone for the project, following adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018, application submittal in 2019, and release of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and Downtown West Design Standards and Guidelines (DWDSG) in 2020. The Draft Development Agreement addresses the Council’s top priorities and other topics important to the community, as expressed in 2018 and reinforced through extensive community engagement since then. It includes $200M in community benefits and more than $1B in project features.

If approved by City Council, it will govern how Google builds its Downtown West project, including office, residential, commercial, cultural, open space, and parkland uses, and will establish a new fund to address community stabilization and opportunity pathways.

The public hearing process is targeted for later this spring (tentatively April 28 and March 25 for Planning Commission and City Council respectively).  We encourage you to read the Info Memo here for an overview of the Draft Development Agreement and background information. 

Staff will hold a meeting of the Diridon Station Area Advisory Group (SAAG) on April 14, 2021 and a Community Meeting on April 17, 2021 to discuss the Draft Development Agreement. There will be Spanish and Vietnamese interpretation available at both meetings.

Community members may also submit questions and comments through an online form. Staff will provide all comments received to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration. The public hearing process is targeted for later this spring. 

Please visit diridonsj.org/downtownwestda for more information and help us spread the word about this key milestone and engagement opportunity. 

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