Development and Construction Projects

Last updated July 2015

Downtown Seattle construction activity continues to rise. In 2014, Downtown saw nearly a hundred active construction projects, including 30 completed that year. This is the highest year-end count since tracking began in 2005. In the first six months of 2015, 20 projects broke ground and 24 finished construction. With 36 projects projected for completion by the end of the year, Downtown Seattle is on track to see the largest number of completed projects in the past decade.

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 and a construction cost of over $1 million 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; 2015 mid-year update coming soon).

The following summary table indicates the status of Downtown Development as of June 30, 2015.

Total Active Projects: 106
Permitted 3
Currently Under Construction 49
Completed (since Jan 2014) 54
Development Cost Figures:
Permitted $97,000,000
Currently Under Construction $4,054,000,000
Completed (since Jan 2014) $1,695,000,000
Total: $5,846,000,000

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

Biotech/Medical  4
Hotel  4
Hotel/Office  2
Hotel/Residential  2
Office/Residential  1
Office 17
Residential 63
Retail  7

Total Hotel Rooms – 1,285
Total Condo Units – 876
Total Apartment Units – 10,425

Green Building Certifications

Permitted 0
Currently Under Construction 12
Completed (since Jan. 2014)