Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Google announces $1B commitment for Bay Area housing

Google has just committed $1 billion to address the Bay Area’s crippling housing affordability crisis, an initiative that CEO Sundar Pichai says will help create at least 20,000 new homes in the region over the next decade. The stunning announcement on Tuesday marks the largest promise to date by a Silicon Valley company to invest...

Uber set to make South Bay debut with big Sunnyvale lease

Barely a month after its ballyhooed IPO, Uber Technologies Inc. is set to make its big entrance into the South Bay via a major lease in a growing part of downtown Sunnyvale. The San Francisco-based rideshare company is slated to take two five-story buildings, at 190 and 200 Mathilda Place, totaling about 290,000 square feet...

Santa Clara mulls zoning overhaul that may draw live music

Santa Clara’s nightlife has been stunted because of red tape, costly regulations and outdated policies, some leaders say, but now they’re trying to change that. Mike Seitz would love to have live music at the planned Barebottle Brewery in Santa Clara, just like at the company’s San Francisco taproom, but he and his business partners...

Jay Paul Co. continues downtown San Jose buying spree

San Francisco developer Jay Paul Co.’s buying spree in downtown San Jose hasn’t yet slowed. On Friday, the company spent $100 million on two slices of land at 200 Park Ave. and 282 S. Almaden Blvd. That marks its third major property purchase in the city’s downtown in less than a year. Jay Paul Co....

Prime downtown San Jose tower sale to shatter records

One of downtown San Jose’s most prominent office towers, known as 50 West, or the KQED building, is set to sell to developer Jay Paul Co. in a deal that industry insiders say will break records and set a new high-water mark for commercial space in the city’s urban core. “It certainly as recognizable a...

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