Amazon’s building boom isn’t stopping.
Architects for the e-commerce giant have filed plans with the city to build up to three additional buildings north of downtown Seattle, on a plot of land acquired by the company earlier this year for $52 million — adjacent to the three-block Amazon development project already in the works.
The company is asking the city to vacate an alley that divides the property, allowing for the construction of one 24-story tower, one seven-story tower and a single story building on the property bounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues, and Bell and Blanchard streets, with more than 835,000 square feet. Under an alternative plan, if the city doesn’t allow the alley to be vacated, the company would develop the property with about 777,000 square feet of space.
The Seattle Times reported on the filing earlier today. The city’s Design Review Board is slated to start considering the proposal next week.
The proposed development site is home to the Hurricane Cafe, a Budget Car Rental office, a Cornish College of the Arts residence hall and parking lots.
It’s just north of the three blocks where Amazon is already developing a new campus, complete with a set of biodomes. This is all in addition to the company’s large complex of buildings in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, which is connected to the new properties via streetcar.
Here’s the Design Review filing (PDF) for the three-building proposal with the alley vacation.
The new buildings come as Amazon experiences rapid growth, approaching 150,000 employees worldwide.