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Brian Miller
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May 9, 2024

On the Block: Eastside office pros and cons

Alittle over a year ago, in January of 2023, Google told the city of Kirkland that it wouldn't pursue the Lee Johnson auto property in Rose Hill. There, on about 10 acres, ZGF and other architects had been planning a 1.5 million-square-foot campus to accommodate some 6,000 workers. That proposal first came to light in the fall of 2020, but was likely brewing before the pandemic. (The land never sold.)

Today, of course, Google and its tech cohort are radically rethinking and shrinking their office needs. One example, as the DJC first reported in February, is Google's brand-new but empty south building at Kirkland Urban — which now seems destined for sublease or even sale. Its prior two buildings there are mostly occupied, while the plan for a fourth and final east office building seems to be dead. (Google added a final building to its nearby Feriton office cluster, also in Kirkland, last summer.)

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