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San Jose Sharks settle over Google mega campus in downtown

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In a sudden about-face, the San Jose Sharks — the most vocal opponent of Google’s plans to build an 80-acre urban village and tech campus on the western edge of downtown — have backed down.

In a settlement deal announced just moments before the San Jose City Council was expected to grant Google final approval for its monumental development plan on Tuesday night, Sharks Sports & Entertainment has agreed not to sue Google or the city to stop development plans surrounding the arena.

“The settlement agreement among the city, Google, and SSE (Sharks Sports & Entertainment) resolves the vast majority of concerns raised by the parties,” San Jose Director of Economic Development Nanci Klein wrote in a memo.

The Sharks, whose president previously stated that the tech giant’s plans would undermine the viability of the SAP Center, issued a statement late Tuesday saying that the organization “sincerely appreciates” the efforts by…

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