Amazon.com’s appetite for new office space continues to grow in Seattle as the company is in negotiations to take over 275,000 square feet of space in the Blanchard Plaza and 5th & Bell buildings, reports The Seattle Times.
The new buildings are located in the Belltown and Denny Triangle neighborhoods of Seattle, about 10 blocks from the company’s thriving headquarters in the South Lake Union neighborhood. They also would be near Amazon’s planned mega campus at Westlake Avenue, Blanchard Street and Sixth Avenue. That project, best known for the futuristic glass biodomes, will include three 38-story office towers, retail components and a dog park.
The Seattle Times reports that Amazon has signed a letter of intent on at least one of the buildings, with a deal set to close by the end of the year. Last year, Amazon.com purchased its South Lake Union campus — 11 buildings over 1.8 million square feet — from Paul Allen’s Vulcan inc. for $1.16 billion.
Amazon.com is growing like gangbusters, more than tripling in size in the past three years. The company employed 109,800 people at the end of the last quarter.