Co-working in Seattle is a booming business and plenty of new spots have cropped up since we tried to map them all out. WeWorks has emerged as one of the biggest players in town and if rumors of an upcoming expansion are true they might be going big beyond anything we've seen so far.
GeekWire reported last week that WeWork has their eye on some space in Martin Selig's 38-story Third and Lenora tower at 2031 Third Avenue in Belltown. Now DJC is reporting that WeWork might want to snag the space in the entire building, which includes 210,000 square feet of office space and 384 residential units. That means that residents would not only co-work but also co-live.
The idea would apparently mirror their WeLive projects in NYC and Arlington, Virginia, where residents are grouped into "neighborhoods" based on industry and needs.
The WeLive website says each unit has in-ceiling wireless speakers, sensor-regulated environmental controls, high-speed WiFi, and refrigerators full of beer and soda. Residents have access to fitness classes, a full-time concierge and house-cleaning services for a flat monthly amenity fee of $125.
Rents in the NYC WeLive building start at $1,375 and tenants can get month-to-month leases, perfect for temporary employees or those who need flexibility to travel.
WeWorks is also apparently an Amazon-esque takeover of the region with reported interest in 70,000 square-feet of space in Ballard and Bellevue as well. They already have space in three downtown buildings as well as South Lake Union.
· WeWork looking to bring new WeLive residential program to Seattle [GW]
· WeWork eyes Selig project for co-working and co-living [DJC]
· Martin Selig's 36-Story Tower Plans at 3rd & Lenora Adds Apartments [CS]