Development and Construction Projects

Last updated June 2014

Downtown Seattle construction activity continues to rise. In June 2014, Downtown saw a hundred  active construction projects (those under construction, permitted or recently completed). This is the first time since tracking began that the number of projects has broken 100.  Projects are breaking ground at a quickening pace, with total construction costs for those under construction at $2.8 billion, a level not seen since 2008. With continued development – including a high concentration of new projects in the Denny Triangle and South Lake Union neighborhoods, it is an exciting time to be Downtown.

p32_pgeImage1Click through the links below to find information about active development projects in Downtown Seattle. This includes new construction, remodels/renovations involving building structure changes and public park projects. Projects must have construction permits issued to be included on the list of active projects (planned, permitted and scheduled; currently under construction or recently completed).

Use our search tool to find development and construction projects, or visit our interactive development and construction project map to learn about recent Downtown developments (or click on the map below).

Download the 2014 Downtown Seattle Development Guide (showing projects as of the end of 2013) and our Analysis Summary of Downtown Development Projects (the June 2014 Mid-year update)

The following summary table indicates the status of Downtown Development as of June 2014.

Total Active Projects: 100
Permitted 5
Currently Under Construction 50
Completed (since Jan 2013) 45
Development Cost Figures:
Permitted $189,000,000
Currently Under Construction $2,756,000,000
Completed (since Jan 2013) $1,324,000,000
Total: $4,269,000,000

Totals by Category
(permitted, under construction and recently completed)

Biotech/Medical 4
Hotel 3
Hotel/Office 2
Hotel/Residential 1
Office 11
Retail 8
Other 6

Total Hotel Rooms – 919
Total Condo Units – 707
Total Apartment Units – 9,691

Green Building Certifications

Permitted 1
Currently Under Construction 17
Completed (since Jan. 2013)

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