Seattle is already home to Facebook’s largest engineering office outside its Silicon Valley headquarters, and the company is leasing another large South Lake Union project.
Facebook, which just opened a big Seattle office, is expanding again by leasing a pair of new South Lake Union buildings with the potential to double the tech giant’s presence in Seattle.
Paul Allen’s Vulcan Real Estate announced Friday that Facebook will be the sole office tenant of its new $246 million Arbor Blocks project, which just got under way along Eighth Avenue North between Harrison and Thomas streets.
It’s the latest tech expansion in the rapidly changing neighborhood. The offices will sit in the shadow of one of Amazon’s new midrises right next door, and a few blocks down the street is Google’s upcoming South Lake Union campus, where construction is set to start next month.