Google Signs Lease for 42.2 Acres at NASA Ames
NASA and Google signed an agreement that allows Google to lease 42.2 acres at NASA Ames to build a high technology campus. Plans for the campus include 1.2 million square feet of office and R&D space, as well as company housing and dining, sports, fitness, child care, conference, and park facilities. The preliminary site analysis was done by renowned environmental architect William McDonough + Partners.
In return Google will pay NASA $3.66 million a year in rent which will help the agency cover the costs of running the former air station, which the Navy turned over to NASA in 1994. The 40 year lease can be extended up to 50 additional years and the rent can be adjusted as appropriate.
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