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Google announces $5.3M investment in San Jose affordable housing project

Google is investing $5.3 million to help along a 115-unit residential project that will cater to people with developmental disabilities in San Jose’s Japantown, the tech giant announced Tuesday. The loan to San Francisco-based developer, The Kelsey, will push forward the six-story, primarily affordable housing development planned to rise at 447 North First Street. The...

Report: Downtown San Jose businesses move northward as tech keeps Bay Area market hot

Companies in downtown San Jose are getting pushed out as redevelopment hits the city’s center and major companies expand, causing many businesses to head north toward the city’s airport, according to a newly released report. The report, released Friday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and brokerage firm JLL, shows that commercial...

Google starts work on new downtown San Jose community center in historic building

When Google officials unveiled the company’s framework for a massive downtown San Jose campus, they promised residents community gathering spaces and “opportunity pathways.” Now they’re starting to deliver on that. Alphabet-owned Google has started work inside the two-story San Jose Water Company building at 374 W. Santa Clara St. to create a new community center...

Google submits formal campus plan to San Jose

Google submitted its formal application and master plan for its sprawling downtown San Jose campus Thursday, setting in motion its countdown to a late 2020 City Council vote on the 60-acre project. The submission is a “significant step toward bringing the project to reality,” according to Timothy Rood, a division manager in San Jose’s Planning...

Google launches $10M grant contest for Bay Area nonprofits

Google on Monday launched a $10 million contest for nonprofits around the Bay Area to win grants ranging between $100,000 and $1 million from its philanthropic arm, Google.org. The contest, called the “Bay Area Impact Challenge,” marks the third time in five years Google.org has held the challenge. This year’s awards, however, will go to more organizations and...

The end of the road for Santa Clara’s Freedom Bridge in sight

The future of Santa Clara’s Freedom Bridge has been uncertain for years, but now the end may be near for the bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail near Intel Corp.’s campus. Tucked between Highway 101 and Mission College Boulevard, the bridge was always meant to be temporary, even when Intel...

Silicon Valley company makes strides toward space economy

Humans have been dreaming of the next frontier for decades, imagining what humankind might find among the stars. But in a stout, two-story building in Mountain View, one group is taking it a step further by imagining an entire new space economy. Made In Space, which leases land for its headquarters at Moffett Field from...