An entity that shares the same infamous address as Facebook — 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park, Calif. — has picked up two parcels in Redmond, Wash., just a few miles down the road from Microsoft’s headquarters.
According to a deed filed with King County last week and first spotted by the Daily Journal of Commerce, the entity, called Willow Run LLC, paid $20 million for the two sites, which today are home to Crane Aerospace & Electronics. The sites are less than a mile away from a location for Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus.
On the property today are a pair of office buildings totaling about 71,000 square feet, according to King County records.
It is unclear what the sites will be used for, and Facebook and Oculus representatives did not return requests for comment. GeekWire reported recently that Oculus is looking for a couple hundred thousand square feet of research and development space in Redmond as well as a huge chunk of office space in the Seattle area.
Job listings also point to an Oculus expansion in Redmond. Facebook lists 123 open positions in Redmond, and almost all of them are for Oculus. A posting for an Oculus facilities project manager includes “work on multiple expansion and renovation projects in its Oculus facilities in Redmond. Projects are all on a fast track schedule to support the planned growth in the area.”