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Amazon’s new office building at former Day’s Inn site goes to design review

Amazon’s adding 405,000 square feet Downtown

A rendering of Amazon’s preferred design option for a new office tower at 2205 Seventh Avenue.
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

Amazon’s second campus in the northeast corner of Downtown is growing. Public records show plans for a new 17 story, 405,000 square foot office building.

The building is planned for the site of a former hotel at 2205 Seventh Avenue, across Blanchard Street from their new Day One building.

Documents submitted for design review by Graphite Design Group give three options for building massing.

Three design options for Amazon’s new office building.
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections

The preferred design has a recessed center bay showing the building’s internal stair structure, with stacked, protruding slabs of floors. Design review documents call the architectural concept an “urban treehouse.”

Depending on the final design, the blocks could provide framing for green walls or opportunities for green spaces and terraces.

The design proposal will be presented at a Downtown Design Review meeting on April 4.

Amazon affiliate Acorn Development LLC officially bought the property in December 2016 for $12.7 million, according to public records compiled by Seattle in Progress.

This article has been updated since its original publication to correct an error that lumped together two former hotel sites that Amazon owns and plans to develop. Amazon owns both the site of a former Day’s Inn and the site of a former Travelodge. The latter is the one Mary’s Place has been using as a shelter.