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LinkedIn Defeats Google in Land-Use Fight

LinkedIn won a big battle Tuesday night over Silicon Valley neighbor Google and real estate developers for building rights in Mountain View’s North Bayshore district. The city council gave LinkedIn about 1.4M SF, the bulk of some 2.2M SF of available commercial square footage for the area. Google came away with 515k SF, which is enough for one piece of its futuristic four-part campus expansion. “To have one building—it’s a significant blow,” David Radcliffe, vice president of real estate and workplace services for Google, told the council before the vote, reports the Silicon Valley Business Journal. [SVBJ]

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