Tags: South Bay

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

New Tech Offices In The Bay Area May Not Come With Free Lunches

The age of free lunches for tech employees may be coming to a close in parts of the Bay Area. San Francisco Supervisors Ahsha Safaí and Aaron Peskin have proposed a ban on cafeterias in new office buildings, San Francisco Chronicle reports. Local retailers and restaurant owners have complained that the influx of new tech… READ MORE

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

The social media giant, along with infrastructure developer Plenary Group and SamTrans, are trying to pin down how, exactly, to fund the massive Dumbarton corridor revamp that would bring necessary traffic relief to the region. Facebook is exploring what it would take to finally build a commuter rail across Dumbarton corridor — a move that would… READ MORE

Downtown San Jose’s Bank of Italy development venture expands

Downtown San Jose’s Bank of Italy development venture expands

The realty investment group leading a far-reaching upgrade of the Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose has purchased a big surface parking lot next to the historic office tower. The site could benefit the property entrepreneurs in multiple ways. For now, it’s a cash-creating parking lot that fronts on South Second Street, just south… READ MORE

How San Jose’s new BART subway could spur development downtown

How San Jose’s new BART subway could spur development downtown

With the VTA’s expected decision to use a single-bore method to create a tunnel through downtown San Jose for new BART service, the area will sell both short- and long-term benefits, experts say. The recommendation of doing the BART subway beneath downtown San Jose as a single-bore tunnel will have the biggest short-term impact on… READ MORE

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Santa Clara County and East Bay commercial real estate markets are looking strong, according to several Colliers International brokers. The Santa Clara County “office market was actually stronger than we anticipated” during 2017, David Schmidt, an executive vice president in the Colliers San Jose office, said Tuesday in a presentation at the Trends 2018 conference,… READ MORE

Why this South Bay city with a good housing record will oppose new California transit-oriented housing bill

Why this South Bay city with a good housing record will oppose new California transit-oriented housing bill

Milpitas enjoys a reputation among Santa Clara County cities as having made more progress toward meeting the housing needs of its residents than any other. But on Tuesday night, its City Council unanimously voted to send a letter to the California Legislature opposing Senate Bill 827, which has been touted by Silicon Valley business leaders… READ MORE

Silicon Valley’s top 2017 stories in housing, transportation

Silicon Valley’s top 2017 stories in housing, transportation

Quite often the biggest annual stories in some of the areas our sister paper the Silicon Valley Business Journal covers are one-off events or announcements: the year’s biggest VC funding, biggest merger, biggest deal (real estate, biz partnership — you name it). But on the closely related housing and transportation beats, nearly all the year’s… READ MORE