Amazon announced today another downtown Bellevue office site for some of the 25,000 jobs it plans to create in the city over the next few years.
In an update to a blog posted last September, Amazon said it signed a lease with Schnitzer West for The Artise, a 600,000-square-foot office building at 788 106th Ave NE. That location is near NE 8th Street.
The building is scheduled to open in 2024, according to the update.
Amazon in September — when it announced it would bring another 10,000 employees to Bellevue, bringing the total to 25,000 by about 2025 — also said then that it had secured an additional 2 million square feet of office space in downtown Bellevue by leasing two new properties from Vulcan: 555 Tower and West Main, both within walking distance of the Bellevue Downtown Station.
The station is scheduled to open in 2023 as part of South Transit’s East Link extension.
Amazon had already announced the construction of a 43-story office tower to accommodate future growth at its Bellevue 600 site, but said then that it would build another tower at the site comprising 27 stories.
Including today’s announcement, Amazon now has plans for about 5.5 million square feet of Bellevue office space.
The company has more than 3,000 employees in Bellevue today. In the Puget Sound region, it employs more than 75,000 people across tech, corporate, and operations functions.
Amazon today also said it will invest $185.5 million in below-market loans and grants to King County Housing Authority to preserve up to 1,000 affordable homes in the Eastside, including units in Pinewood Village, Hampton Greens, and the Illahee apartments. The investment is part of its $2 billion Housing Equity Fund announced in January.