Amazon has signed a long-term lease for all the space in the 1260 Mercer building, just south of Interstate 5's Mercer Street ramps, said the building's landlord.
Fast-growing Amazon.com is expanding into yet another South Lake Union office building.
Landlord The Blume Co. said Friday that Amazon has signed a long-term lease for all the space in its 1260 Mercer building, just south of Interstate 5’s Mercer Street ramps.
The 106,000-square-foot building’s last tenant, the Gates Foundation, moved into a new headquarters campus near Seattle Center earlier this year.
Amazon will occupy 1260 Mercer early in 2012, according to Blume and CBRE, the listing brokerage.
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The online retailer’s growth is helping to drive down the office-vacancy rate in greater downtown.
In addition to its 1.7-million-square-foot headquarters complex — built for it by Vulcan Real Estate — Amazon also has leased a total of 640,000 square feet at the 1918 Eighth and 2201 Westlake office towers.
Earlier this week building-permit applications filed with the city confirmed Amazon also is leasing about 280,000 square feet at 28-story West Eighth.
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