ATLANTA -- Social networking behemoth Facebook is expanding in Atlanta.
The Palo Alto-based company is opening a 5,045 square office in West Midtown, according to a building permit filed with the City of Atlanta.
Facebook has an existing office in Atlanta, which according to the company's website is "one of the fastest growing offices in the East Region."
The new office will be located in Brickworks Atlanta, a mixed-use development at Marietta and Howell Mill. The development is anchored by 5 Seasons Brewing restaurant.
The Facebook office renovation will cost about $20,750. An office of that size would typically house about 25 employees.
Facebook's decision to plant employees in West Midtown makes sense. The once gritty neighborhood is gentrifying and is near Georgia Tech, a fount of engineering and programming talent.