Google is planning to expand with a new office in the Mission District, according to reports.
The 35,000-square-foot building on Alabama Street and 16th Street would house startups acquired by the company, according to the Financial Times.
The move arrives among an already tense situation in the Mission District where some residents recently protested the influx of tech workers and the associated skyrocketing residential rental prices by blocking a Google bus during the morning commute.
“Google is looking to cash in on the neighborhood’s hipster vibe that its upscale corporate home in the South of Market area of downtown San Francisco does not have (Google is also opening an office in the trendy South Park neighborhood for its Google Ventures team, which invests in very young companies),” the LA Times reported.
Google representatives declined to comment for the Times report.