Amazon eyes waterfront building at foot of Queen Anne

Amazon is negotiating to lease all of 635 Elliott Avenue West, a vacant Seattle waterfront office building that’s far afield from the technology giant’s South Lake Union headquarters campus, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Neither Amazon nor the building’s owner, Martin Selig Real Estate, responded to requests for comment Friday on the lease negotiations.

635 Elliott Avenue West, at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, hasn’t had a tenant since it was completed in 2010. But now it’s one of only two buildings north of the downtown core with empty contiguous space of more than 100,000 square feet, brokers say. The other is 5th & Bell, a building Amazon also is said to be close to leasing.

If the company follows through on 635 Elliott, it would be planting a flag some distance from Amazon’s sprawling South Lake Union-Denny Triangle nexus. But the company could be growing so fast that it can’t wait for new buildings to be completed, observers said.

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