San Jose wheels and deals for tech growth, Google village

SAN JOSE — San Jose officials intend to orchestrate multiple property deals that the city hopes will bring more tech companies to north San Jose, create a more enjoyable experience at Avaya Stadium, and pave a smoother path for the development of a Google transit village downtown.

The city wants to sell land near the Coleman Highline complex across from San Jose International Airport in a deal officials hope will trigger major new leases at the office, hotel and retail project, increase parking for soccer games and other events at Avaya Stadium as well as for tech tenants at the development; and sweep away some potential impediments to land needed for the Google complex in downtown San Jose.

“We are helping out with economic development at Coleman Highline with this property sale,” Nanci Klein, San Jose’s deputy director of economic development, said Monday. “It also helps lift a cloud that could hang over some of the Diridon (government-owned) sites” in downtown San Jose near the proposed Google village.

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