The next step for Facebook’s proposed West Campus across the Bayfront Expressway from the social network’s current headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., will take place at 7 p.m. PT Monday, when the Menlo Park Planning Commission meets to discuss the Frank Gehry-designed expansion.
The town of Atherton, Calif., has an extra $350,000 in its coffers courtesy of Facebook, as a result of the social network’s move to its headquarters in nearby Menlo Park, and concerns over traffic that were expressed by Atherton.
With Facebook moving closer to expanding its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., calling in an architect was a natural step. However, the social network didn’t tap just any architect, bringing in world-famous Frank Gehry.
As Facebook prepares to move into Menlo Park digs, the company and the municipality imagine big changes for the neighborhood, and on March 5, 100-plus architecture and design companies will spend 12 hours brainstorming proposals for revamping the area not only to accommodate the city’s new “anchor tenant,” but also to attract other businesses that might cater to the social network’s employees.
Facebook has sent out an invite to members of the press for a February 8 event at the company’s new headquarters.