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Bellevue Beat | Amazon leases future 25-story Artise office tower in downtown Bellevue


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Amazon continues its Bellevue HQ2 expansion fully leasing out the 25-story Artise office tower that is not even built yet. According to PSBJ, The Artise is the 13th office tower Amazon will occupy in Bellevue totaling up to approximately 6 million square feet leased and planned for development in the city.

The 25-story office tower will have approximately 509,400-sf of office space, 7,532-sf of retail space, and five and a half levels of underground parking to accommodate approximately 890 vehicles.

The site for The Artise office tower project is located at 10635 NE 8th Street and currently contains surface parking (approx. 53 spaces) and two commercial/retail buildings on the east and central portions of the site.

The building on the east portion of the site is a 2-story structure built in 1963 that currently contains 5 tenant units including a FedEx Office, The Pursuit fitness studio, Tempo women's boutique, and piano stores. The building in the center portion of the site is a 3-story retail structure built in 1959 that contains 8 tenant units including Topolino Pizza, Tobacco Patch and other small retailers/shops.

The approximate height of The Artise office tower would be 351 feet and could accommodate approximately 1,273 to 1,697 talents, although the occupancy allowed by the building code could be higher. Employee estimates are based on the 2014 King County Buildable Lands Report, and assumes approximately 300 to 400-sf per employee in the Bellevue Urban Center.

The Artise office development project in downtown Bellevue |

The Artise project site is zoned Downtown Office 0-1 and located within the Downtown Subarea, which is one of 14 distinctive subareas within the City of Bellevue. The Downtown Subarea is intended to be a dense, mixed-use urban center and to serve as the continued location of cultural, commercial, entertainment, residential and regional uses. More specifically, the site is located within the Downtown Subarea's City Center District; one of nine districts within Downtown. Each district is intended to be a distinct, mixed-use neighborhood with a unique identity.

Construction of the proposed project is planned to start in January 2021 with completion by February 2024. Early utility work would commence in November 2020 and be completed by April 2021. Demolition of both existing buildings would begin in February 2021 and be completed by March 2021.

The Artise office development project in downtown Bellevue |

Published: July 31, 2020. Updated March 10, 2021.


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