Amazon is making Bellevue, Wash., a major center for corporate growth.
The e-tail giant, which announced plans to create 15,000 jobs and build a 43-story skyscraper in Bellevue in February 2020, now intends to add another 10,000 jobs there over the next few years. To accommodate these new roles in the city, Amazon has secured an additional 2 million-sq.-ft. of office space in downtown Bellevue by leasing two sustainable properties from Vulcan.
Already under development, these projects are intended to provide state-of-the-art office space, as well as community amenities such as public parks and retail space. Both sites are walking distance from the future Bellevue Downtown Station, scheduled to open in 2023 as part of Sound Transit’s East Link extension.
Additionally, in the coming weeks, Amazon will begin the process of developing the second phase of its existing Bellevue 600 project. Designed by the Seattle-based firm NBBJ, this 27-story office tower will also create new retail amenities and additional green space open to the community. Amazon is targeting at least LEED Gold certification for this project, which we expect to complete by 2025.
“We look forward to bringing more jobs to Bellevue—contributing to a regional growth strategy that can create opportunities for people across the Puget Sound,” said John Schoettler, VP of global real estate and facilities, Amazon.
Bellevue is located about 10 miles from Amazon’s headquarters city of Seattle.