New Google Campus Near NASA Ames Delayed

Brakes applied to plan to put Google employees in natural area near NASA.

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    The Mountain View City Council denies, so Google taketh away.

    Google's plans to build a 1.1-million-square-foot campus for 3,600 employees near the NASA Ames Research Center are on hold after the company's request to build a bridge over Stevens Creek was denied, the Mountain View Voice reported.

    The campus was to open in 2015, but now the company will wait to move the project for six months to a year, the newspaper reported.

    The main reason is the shuttle bridge over Stevens Creek, which abuts some natural wetlands and is opposed by environmental groups, the newspaper reported. The current Mountain View City Council declined to approve the bridge.

    The theory is that Google will now wait until the council members who declined to approve the bridge are termed out of office, the newspaper reported.

    Google denied such a claim, saying instead the company wants a "thoughtful" design.