It seems that soon the social giant Facebook will turn to the real world’s social communities from the visual world. The company on Thursday disclosed a huge new social plan to implement in the real world at its Menlo Park, California corporate campus which the company purchased in 2015 for $400 million. By the way, the land is not far from Facebook’s headquarters but directly across to the street.
The Village Plan
Facebook’s plan is to build an entire village which will be in a total of 1.6 million square feet of housing or 1,500 units where there will be grocery stores, a hotel, a pharmacy and much more, in a word all the daily living amenities would be available in the village. Regarding this plan, Facebook said in an aphorism that “We plan to build 125,000 square feet of new retail space, including a grocery store, pharmacy and additional community-facing retail.”
Facebook’s employees will get the most priority to consume these amenities but it’s not for free. The price will be affordable like they need to pay 15% less than the regular market rate if they want to live there.
The company’s aim to create a long bonding community within residents where the relationship with each other will be like a root, therefore Facebook said “”Part of our vision is to create a neighborhood center that provides long-needed community services.”
An anonymous person from the company who is close to the project said that it would roughly take a decade to accomplish the full plan but within 2021 the project would run its initial stage, after that, step by step following every two years, the workforce will go forward to accomplish the full project.
By the way, it is a long process, as the Facebook team have only just revealed the plan to their company’s campus at Menlo Park and it may take up to 2 years for it to get started.