Last updated February 2017
The pace of downtown development continues to rise.
As of December 2016, there were 68 buildings under construction, the most in more than a decade. Downtown Seattle’s construction boom continues with a record level of investment heading into 2017. Investment is at its highest point since DSA began tracking development in 2005. By the end of 2016, $4.4 billion in construction was under way in downtown Seattle. This is four times as much development as occurred in 2010 when $1.2 billion in projects were under construction at year-end). This is also 27 percent higher than the construction value at downtown’s previous peak in 2007.
Click on the links below to find information about development projects in downtown Seattle. This includes new construction, remodels/renovations involving building structure changes and public park projects.
Visit our interactive development and construction project map to learn about recent Downtown developments.
Download our Analysis Summary of Downtown Development Projects.
The following summary indicates the status of Downtown Development as of December 31, 2016.
|Projects by Status|
|Currently Under Construction||68|
|Demolition, Shoring and Excavation||2|
|Land Use Issued||28|
|Projects by Category|
|Hotel Rooms by Status|
|Currently Under Construction||2,781|
|Demolition, Shoring and Excavation||0|
|Land Use Issued||651|
|Residential Units by Status|
|Currently Under Construction||9,210|
|Demolition, Shoring and Excavation||292|
|Land Use Issued||3,959|
*Completed projects here include only those completed in 2016.