New Amazon Building In Seattle Will Include A Homeless Shelter

2017-05-11 15:06:44.0   126 views

The idea of mixed-use development isn't new. But today Amazon announced that a new building it plans to construct in Seattle will feature a decidedly uncommon mix: its own high-tech offices, and a homeless shelter with space for 65 families.

The company said it will donate more than 47,000 square feet of space, or about half of the new six-story building, to Mary's Place, which operates several family shelters.

Last year, Amazon invited Mary's Place to set up a shelter inside a former Travelodge it owns. That building will be torn down, but its replacement will include a permanent shelter space with room for about 200 homeless women, children, and families.

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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/10/527801805/new-amazon-building-in-seattle-will-include-a-homeless-shelter