Internet Retailer To Occupy Two 12-Story Buildings Developed By Vulcan Real Estate
Vulcan Real Estate confirmed that Amazon.com will occupy two more buildings totaling 613,000 square feet to be developed by Vulcan in South Lake Union.
The new space brings Amazon's occupancy of owned and leased space in downtown Seattle to well over 6 million square feet. The company's workforce is growing explosively, reported at over 91,000 in the first quarter.
The latest expansion of the Amazon.com campus, called Phases VII and VIII, will be 12 stories each. Construction of the buildings on 9th Street at Harrison and Republican streets will begin early next year.
Vulcan developed the first five phases of the headquarters campus totaling 11 buildings, selling them to Amazon in December 2012 for more than $1.15 billion. The headquarters has 1.8 million square feet, with Amazon occupying all but 100,000 square feet of retail space leased to various restaurants, banks branches, coffee shops, a medical clinic and Bartell pharmacy.
Phase VI at 500 Ninth Ave. N. and 515 Westlake is under construction by Vulcan for Amazon, with a total of 392,000 square feet, including 14,700 square feet of retail.
Amazon also leases about 185,000 square feet from Vulcan in the 2201 Westlake office building, with the balance of the office space leased to PATH, and leases non-Vulcan space at 1918 West 8th Building and 1260 Mercer. The giant retailer will also occupy 202 Westlake Ave North once Spear Street Capital completes that building.
Finally, Amazon has also previously announced leases of 100,000 square feet at 1800 9th Ave and 140,000 square feet at Met Park North.
And all that space doesn’t even include Amazon.com’s own development of 3 million square feet in the Denny Triangle neighborhood.