Google proposes huge mixed-use development in Mountain View

A rendering of part of Google's proposed Middlefield Park development. Image from the Mountain View website.

Mountain View-based global online powerhouse Google is making big moves again in its hometown.

The company announced plans for a huge development in the city’s East Whisman neighborhood, labeling it Middlefield Park.

“Middlefield Park will be designed as a place that delivers on the City’s plan to create dynamic, connected and seamless experiences for the enjoyment of its residents, workers, and visitors,” Google’s slide deck on the proposal states.

With 11 buildings and two parking garages across the 40-acre site, Google is proposing up to 1,850 homes. Set between Middlefield Rd., Ellis St., and Hwy 237, the plans feature 20% affordable housing units. While building heights are unclear, nearby Moffett Field will limit heights due to Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

The Middlefield Park site plan. Yellow are residential buildings, blue are office, and the two gray blocks are parking garages. Image from the City of Mountain View website.

Additionally, Google proposes 30k square feet of retail and up to 650k square feet of new office space. That is in addition to the existing 684k square feet of office space already on the site. By shifting parking from surface lots to garages, Google says its project will feature more than 12 acres of open space.

The company says the project will adhere to Mountain View’s Jobs-Housing Linkage Program, aimed at balancing housing and job growth.

VTA’s Middlefield Station is directly adjacent to the site, and plans include a three-acre public park at the station. Sustainability measures include a LEED Platinum designation goal, along with solar panels and on-site battery storage.

To follow along with the project, and to see when public meetings are scheduled, click here.