A rendering of one of Amazon’s proposed towers in downtown Seattle.

Amazon.com’s proposed 3.3 million square foot downtown Seattle campus is one step closer to reality after the Downtown Design Review Board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to recommend that the project move forward.

Eric Pryne of The Seattle Times notes that permitting is still needed, and that the vote by the commission is simply a recommendation to the  city’s Department of Planning and Development. Mathew Albores, a downtown design review board member who voted against the project, said that the process had been rushed, according to the Times.

More on Amazon.com’s Rufus 2.0 project, which would include three 38-story towers spread across three blocks, in these documents submitted to the Downtown Design Review Board.

Amazon’s architects from NBBJ have told city officials that the company’s is intent on “building a neighborhood, not a campus” — integrating its new project into the surrounding neighborhood.

Previously on GeekWireImages: Amazon’s colorful new towers will put a bold stamp on Seattle’s skyline… Apple vs. Amazon: Whose new headquarters is cooler?

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    Kudos to the design review board on this great move for our city!

    I’d be really curious to know who the two dissenting votes were. Do the owners of the small hotel, the decrepit theatre, and the sprawling car dealer serve on our design review board?

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