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Dexter Station extension Dexter North could help Facebook expand further

The developer behind Facebook’s new Seattle office is expanding already

Facebook's office inside Dexter Station opened just last month but plans to expand the building, and potentially Facebook's footprint there, have been in the works for a while.

Tonight, developer Capstone Partners and LMN Architects will present plans for that exentsion, dubbed Dexter North, to the design review board for early guidance.

Located at 1115 Dexter Avenue N, the proposed 10-story building consists of approximately 150,000-to-165,000 square-feet of office space and roughly 3,000 square-feet of retail. Plans also call for about 150 below-grade parking stalls as well as long-term and short-term bike parking.

The point is to make this extension feel like a natural connection to Dexter Station. As such, all floor plates and roof lines will align, allowing a shared garage entry, open office floor plates and a continuation of Dexter Station’s rooftop terraces. A wide glazed reveal is proposed to connect the two buildings. Like it’s LEED Gold neighbor, Dexter North will also pursue LEED certification.

A Facebook rep told reporters that the current Dexter Station space gives them enough room for up to 2,000 employees but there's a decent chance the tech giant will keep expanding. If so, this will give them an easy way to do it.