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Google Unveils Big Plans for Silicon Valley Office Campus

Moffett Park Project Planned for Massive $1 Billion Land Assembly by Search Engine Giant
December 27, 2017
Google's plans call for the replacement of more than a dozen older structures with two modern office buildings, part of a campus with capacity for 4,500 employees.
Image credit: Google, Inc.



After amassing nearly 50 properties in Sunnyvale, CA at a cost of more than $1 billion, Google, Inc. has submitted its first plan to build a new corporate campus that calls for more than 1 million square feet of office space housing 4,500 workers at Moffett Park.

Mountain View, CA-based Google submitted detailed development plans to Sunnyvale's community development department calling for a pair of five-story, single-occupancy buildings totaling just over 1 million square feet across 10 parcels totaling 40.5 acres in Moffett Park. The plans also include a four-story parking garage totaling 2,085 spaces.

The proposed project would replace a mix of older single-story industrial, flex and office buildings totaling 801,670 square feet, according to a letter to the city by Google Senior Director of Design and Construction Joe Van Belleghem.

The properties are bounded by Mathilda Ave., West Caribbean Drive and the Southbay Freeway. The larger of the two proposed new buildings at 100 Caribbean Drive would total 537,000 square feet, while the smaller structure at 200 Caribbean will be 505,078 square feet, according to the plans.

The proposed project puts some tangible development plans behind Google's Sunnyvale land buying spree over the past year.

The company acquired nearly 60 parcels in the area worth more than $1 billion in 2017, according to the documents. In July, it bought 52 sites for $820 million, followed by two deals in September, including the purchase of several properties from NetApp, Inc. for $319 million.

Just six weeks prior to that, Google took over ownership of about 50 properties in Moffett Park that were acquired on the internet search giant's behalf by CBRE Global Investors Ltd. for more than $800 million. Google had acquired a portfolio of eight Sunnyvale properties from NetApp in April 2016 for $250 million.

Last June, Google confirmed that it was in talks with the neighboring city of San Jose to develop a massive tech campus containing at least 6 million square feet of office space and housing on 245 acres near Diridon Station and the SAP Center.

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