Development and Construction Projects

Last updated February 2015

Downtown Seattle construction activity continues to rise. In December 2014, Downtown saw nearly a hundred  active construction projects (those under construction, permitted or recently completed). This is the highest year-end count since tracking began in 2005.  Projects are breaking ground at a quickening pace, with total construction costs for those under construction at $3.2 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 our Analysis Summary of Downtown Development Projects (the 2014 Year-end update).

The following summary table indicates the status of Downtown Development as of December 31, 2014.

Total Active Projects: 93
Permitted 6
Currently Under Construction 56
Completed (since Jan 2014) 31
Development Cost Figures:
Permitted $757,000,000
Currently Under Construction $3,291,000,000
Completed (since Jan 2014) $883,000,000
Total: $4,931,000,000

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

Biotech/Medical 4
Hotel 3
Hotel/Office 2
Hotel/Residential 2
Office 13
Retail 6
Other 5

Total Hotel Rooms – 1,229
Total Condo Units – 876
Total Apartment Units – 9,190

Green Building Certifications

Permitted 1
Currently Under Construction 15
Completed (since Jan. 2014)