The Seattle Times is reporting that Amazon’s already major presence north of downtown is about to get even bigger:
The three contiguous blocks Amazon is buying are bounded roughly by Westlake Avenue, Sixth Avenue and Blanchard Street. Most of the property is parking lots; but other users include the King Cat Theater, Toyota of Seattle and the Sixth Avenue Inn motel.
Seneca Group, a Seattle real-estate advisory firm working with Clise and Amazon, filed papers with Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development on Wednesday for “development of an approximately 1 million-square-foot office building with accessory parking” on each of the three blocks.
Times says the online retailing giant has purchased the Denny Triangle land and plans to build three major office towers. Zoning in the area allows heights of up to 500 feet. No price for the deal was announced by Times says past bids on the properties topped $600 million.
We reported late last year on social media leader Facebook establishing its Seattle headquarters just across I-5 from the Hill.