Facebook Is Turning Its Campus into a Small Town

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Facebook, like most large companies, hopes that its employees will eat, sleep, and breathe the job. Now, it looks like the company is taking that mantra literally - and they're also adding drink, work out, and play to the mix.

The company has announced plans to add a 630,000 sq. ft. housing community to its already massive Menlo Park campus. The space will feature 394 individual units and is less than two miles away from its main campus. They're calling it Anton Menlo.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the complex will feature its own restaurant, sports bar, pet spa, pool, wellness center, personal training facility, and rooftop entertainment area.

"The beauty of this thing is that it's extremely close to our campus," John Tenanes, Facebook's director of real estate told the WSJ. "It's a five-minute bike ride along a dedicated path that runs along the San Francisco bay...you don't even have to put on the brakes."

15 of the units will be reserved for Facebook employees, but the rest are open to the public. Facebook will be subsidizing some units for low-income residents.

Add the new living area to the new Frank Gehry-designed second campus that the company just broke ground on, and you've got yourself a Facebook mini-city.

The second campus is a sprwaling 22-acre lot, on which a 433,555 sq. ft. building will be located. It was first announced back in August of 2012 and approved by the Menlo Park City Council in March.

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