You're already well-aware of Amazon's plans to build a three-block, 3.3M square-foot campus in downtown Seattle featuring giant spheres. That appeared to be the centerpiece of what will eventually be an expansion that will remake not only the online retailer but the city itself. But you didn't really think Amazon was done just yet, did you? Amazon recently submitted two different sets of plans to build two office towers on the block bounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues and Bell and Blanchard streets, just
One plans calls for a 24-story office tower and eight-story office building with 836K square feet of office space, ground-floor retail and underground parking for 836 cars. The other plan calls for a 24-story office tower and six-story office building with a 777K square feet of office space and underground parking for 778 cars. That second plan also includes a one-story retail building.
Amazon bought the block for just over $52.2M back in January. Current buildings on the lot include Budget Car Rental, the Hurricane Cafe and a former motel leased to Cornish College of the Arts, all of which will have to move.
According to commercial real estate trade group NAIOP, Amazon will occupy 8.2M square feet of space in Seattle by 2021. So, they're doing very well...
· Amazon files plans to build two more office towers downtown [ST]
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