It's a developer's dream, but a commuter's nightmare.
Giant sections of the South Bay being developed by tech companies and by builders working furiously to house all the techies are bringing in big money. But the growth in the region has some city leaders nervous.
In Sunnyvale, the city is dealing with crowding issues as tech companies like Apple and Nokia bring in workers who need a place to live.
The housing need is contributing to a construction boom keeping Bay Area developers like Silicon Sage busy. The developer just opened a mixed-use building of condos and businesses in downtown Sunnyvale.
The building boom is also filling a similar need in Santa Clara, where chip maker Nvidia is constructing a giant building to house thousands of techies. Santa Clara is also dealing with crowding issues.
Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, a pair of once sleepy South Bay town, are now bursting at the seams. Good for tax revenue, but bad for area traffic.
In addition to Nvidia, Santa Clara is building a 120,000-square foot retail center. Meanwhile, Apple recently signed a lease for two other buildings in town.