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Google Barge Says Goodbye to SF and Heads to ... Stockton?

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At the beginning of February, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission ordered Google to move its barge—and it's finally happening. The unfinished, four-story $35+ million project is leaving Pier One and reportedly heading to the docks of Stockton as early as next week (weather permitting). Once there, Google will avoided permit compliance issues since the Stockton dock is outside of the state conservation commission's jurisdiction. But even this new location is veiled in secrecy: the Port of Stockton's director, Richard Aschieris, tells the SF Chronicle that he hasn't spoken to anyone at Google, but that he'd welcome the barge to his shores. No word on whether docking in Stockton requires a separate set of permits. The barge bid adieu to Pier One today via Twitter.
· Google Ordered to Move Its SF Bay Barge [Racked SF]
· Google's barge reportedly is heading to Stockton [The San Francisco Chronicle]
· Google barge moving east to Stockton [The Silicon Valley Business Journal]