The Google Barge is being moved to Stockton, California around next week. The Google Barge is moving from its current construction site on Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. Google confirmed the move of Google Barge to Stockton with CNET.
Treasure Island operations head Mirian Saez manages the leases and has confirmed that Google Barge may head to Stockton as early as next week if the weather permits. The Google Barge is believed to be a floating showroom for Google X products.
The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission said that Google either had to get a permit to finish the construction of the barge project on Treasure Island or move it somewhere else. Otherwise Google would have to pay fines of up to $30,000. Google was given a 35-day grace period to take some kind of action.
The advantage Google has in moving to Stockton is that it is outside of jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. This means that Google could avoid having to deal with the state agency’s permitting conditions.
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