GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

GOOGLE FRAMEWORK PLAN

In 2017, the City of Mountain View passed an ambitious Precise Plan to transform the North Bayshore district, home to Google’s Headquarters, rezoning to incentivize up to 10,000 units of housing with a focus on affordability. Google, as owner of a large portion of the land, brought SITELAB and a team of local and international designers together to reconceive the existing, largely disconnected suburban office campuses of North Bayshore as two new complete neighborhoods, bringing the City’s plan to life.

SITELAB’s proposed Framework Plan creates a mixed-use destination surrounding Google’s headquarters — introducing 34 acres of new open spaces and dedicated habitat areas, 300-400K square feet of retail and active uses, and up to 5,700 housing units. Of the thousands of new units, 20% will be affordable, doubling the affordable units in Mountain View today.

The Framework Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform North Bayshore while building upon and expanding its hidden gems: its extensive habitat and native landscapes, its local businesses and cultural institutions, its system of trails connecting to the Bay Trail, Permanente Creek and Stevens Creek Trails. Drawn from conversations with environmentalists, residents, and community organizations, the plan embraces the ecology of North Bayshore as a guiding principle. The framework began by linking the natural systems of the site and intertwining with a pedestrian-priority “social spine” lined with retail, active uses, and neighborhood-serving uses. A seamless spectrum of experiences brings one from natural and neighborhood to vibrant and urban. The social spine connects two neighborhood hearts anchoring both new neighborhoods of Shorebird and Joaquin and links to greater Mountain View. This approach of “ecological urbanism” simultaneously brings people to nature and nature into our cities.

Client: Google, Lendlease

Design Collaborators: West 8, BIG, Sherwood, H.T. Harvey, San Francisco Estuary Institute, ARUP, Nelson Nygaard, Fehr & Peers