Seven years after the concept was initially unveiled, the former industrial warehouses of The Works district continue to see new life in Atlanta’s so-called “Upper Westside.”

The latest addition at the Underwood Hills adaptive-reuse development is Google Fiber, which celebrated an expanded footprint in Georgia with the opening of its The Works offices last month. The move comes in advance of expected Google Fiber growth around metro Atlanta this year, following years of downsizing, dashed timelines, and other delays.

Positioned at the back of the warehouse district away from Chattahoochee Avenue, near Bread N Butter content studio and Dr. Scofflaw’s at The Works brewery, the new 500 Chattahoochee Row offices house what’s called GFiber’s Atlanta Metro team, according to project officials. The space totals 9,560 square feet.

Exterior of The Works' 500 Chattahoochee Row building today. Courtesy of Google Fiber/GFiber Atlanta Metro

GFiber, which began its internet service in Atlanta in 2015, is expected to fan out its high-speed broadband internet service to more local neighborhoods, using fiber-optic cable linked to homes and businesses. GFiber is found today in about 20 U.S. metros, and locally the service spans from Alpharetta and Duluth to Lithonia, Stone Mountain, East Point, and Smyrna, among other municipalities. 

According to owner and developer Selig Enterprises, the 80-acre, multi-phase The Works project will include 500,000 square feet of office space overall.

The veteran Atlanta real estate firm spent eight decades assembling the 40 old warehouse structures that comprise the project today, alongside ground-up new development such as the Westbound at the Works residential complex.

Lobby of Google Fiber's new 9,560-square-foot offices. Courtesy of Google Fiber/GFiber Atlanta Metro

Beyond Google, more recent additions in the district include Damsel, a cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar, entertainment concept Your 3rd Spot, and the latest intown location of Fetch dog park and bar.

Swing up to the gallery for a quick tour of Google’s new Atlanta digs.


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