Google Widens Transit Village Properties
Google has scooped up several more downtown San Jose properties, in a deal that has widened the scope of the sites the search giant seeks for its proposed transit village near the Diridon train station.
The company bought properties that front on Royal Avenue and Bird Avenue and are across the street from the site of a shuttered Orchard Supply Hardware Center.
Google spent $4.1 million to acquire the four parcels, which it bought from a San Jose-based group called Ends in E, according to Santa Clara County property documents that were filed March 14.
The most recent transaction suggests that Google is eyeing a larger footprint for its transit village than initially anticipated.