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Google gets approval to build mega campus in CA

Google has officially received a green light to start building its mega campus in San Jose, California, the city officials confirmed following their meeting late on Tuesday.

The project, officially known as "Downtown West," involves Google establishing office space for as many as 20,000 workers, 4,000 housing units, around 300 hotel rooms as well as 800 residences. After it is built, which should take around a decade, it will become Google's first mixed-use campus.

"There's tremendous mistrust of the government and suspicion of Big Tech and it could have been easy for many of our community members simply to succumb to slogans and simplistic thinking but thousands rolled up their sleeves. Rather than jump in one camp or another, community members pushed and prodded, and urged the city and Google to stretch and reach higher," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo noted prior to the unanimous approval.

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