Dog parks, food trucks and other amenities revealed in new Amazon plans

May 9, 2012, 3:07 PM | Updated: 4:40 pm has released new details about its proposed
three-tower office complex in Seattle’s Denny Triangle,
including a dog park, off-street space for food trucks, a
covered plaza for year round use and other amenities.

Amazon’s architects NBBJ presented more detailed plans for
the massive development to the city’s Downtown Review
Board Tuesday night.

The dog park is “not only for the Amazon employees, but
the neighborhood,” landscape architect Mark Brand told the
board. “There’s a lot of demand,” reported The Seattle

The company announced plans earlier this year to build a
3.3 million square foot complex spanning three blocks,
dominated by three towers reaching as high as 37 stories.
Retail and restaurants would be scattered throughout.

The new proposal also features a large, landscaped plaza
covered by a canopy of sorts it calls an “architectural
trellis,” making the plaza “usable and enjoyable any time
of the year,” architect Dale Alberda said.

The complex would be built in phases, with development
happening first along Sixth, Seventh and Westlake avenues
and Virginia and Lenora streets. The Sixth Avenue Inn
hotel, the King Cat Theater and the Toyota of Seattle
dealership would all be razed to make room.

The design-review board will meet again in July to
continue considering Amazon’s proposal.

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