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File #: 21-624    Version: 1
Type: Study Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Study Session on Google Downtown West Proposed District Systems Program.
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Presentation-Updated, 3. Letters from the Public
Study Session on Google Downtown West Proposed District Systems Program.
To provide an update on issues and topics identified and associated with a district system as proposed by Google for its Downtown West project.
The Mayor and Councilmembers will understand opportunities and issues associated with the proposed district systems plan and recommended conditions of approval.
On December 4, 2018, City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Google to guide collaboration on a mixed-use development project moving forward. The MOU outlined guiding principles and shared goals for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development to be proposed by Google. One of the areas of shared interest was sustainability and the opportunities for Google and the City to collaborate on an array of infrastructure including District Systems and the shared use of resources, that could be innovative and exemplary for future development opportunities in the City.
In addition to infrastructure generally required of all projects in San Jose and specific projects identified in the Diridon Infrastructure Plan, Google proposes inclusion of certain infrastructure to solely support its Downtown West development. To meet the obligations of AB900, the project must significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other critical environmental concerns. By containing and controlling the input and output of resources, Google believes its project not only fulfills its commitment under AB900, but also provides a new development model for sustainability and resilience.
Included in Google’s proposal for private district systems are:
? Utility corridors (“utilidors”) for privately owned district systems, including crossing within the public rights of way
? Electrical distribution system
? Wastewater collection and treatment and recycled water distribution systems
? District heating and cooling syste...

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