Amazon's reported decision to sublease what will be Seattle's second-tallest building is yet another sign the company is slowing its growth in the city.
As reported in GeekWire, a marketing flier from real estate company JLL lists 30 floors of office space in Rainier Square as available. Amazon previously planned to occupy all 30 floors.
Apple, Dropbox, and Oracle were all reportedly eyeing the space at Fourth and Union Street.
In 2017, Amazon said it would lease the more than 700,000 square feet of office space in the skyscraper. The president of the Rainier Square developer said the company's lease showed Amazon was on a "pretty steep growth curve."
The move by Amazon is just the latest example of the company's apparent slowdown in Seattle. A brokerage report shows that Amazon leased a 17-story building planned in Bellevue. If that plan comes to fruition, the company will occupy more than 1 million square feet of office space in Bellevue.
When Amazon pulled out of its New York City expansion earlier this month, it was reported that most of the 25,000 jobs that would have gone there would not be coming to Seattle. Instead, they would be dispersed throughout the country - primarily in 15 other cities. Additionally, The Seattle Times reported Amazon had no immediate plans to continue growing in Seattle.