Development and Construction Projects

Last updated February 2014

Downtown Seattle construction activity continues to rise.  In 2013, 19 apartment projects added nearly 2,446 units to the Downtown inventory. As of December 31, 2013, 30 residential projects were under construction or permitted, representing about 5,149 units. 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 and our Analysis Summary of Downtown Development Projects (updated February 2014)

The following summary table indicates the status of Downtown Development as of December 31, 2013.

Total Permitted Projects: 77
Permitted 6
Currently Under Construction 45
Completed (since Jan 2013) 26
Development Cost Figures:
Permitted $675,000,000
Currently Under Construction $2,756,000,000
Completed (since Jan. 2013) $290,000,000
Total: $3,721,000,000

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

Biotech/Medical 2
(Includes facilities related to arts, culture, sports & entertainment)
Education 1
Hotel 2
Hotel/Office 2
Hotel/Residential 1
Office 8
Retail 6
Transportation 3

Total Hotel Rooms – 822
Total Condo Units – 707
Total Apartment Units – 7,393

Green Building Certifications

Permitted 3
Currently Under Construction 11
Completed (since Jan. 2013)