Development and Construction Projects

Last updated February 2016

Downtown Seattle construction activity remains strong.

SLU development webAs of December 2015, there were 79 active* projects. In 2015, Downtown saw the largest number of completed projects in the past decade. Downtown Seattle’s construction boom continues with a record level of investment heading into 2016. There are currently 39 projects under construction totaling $3 billion in in construction value. In all, active projects in 2015 represented $5 billion in construction. This is higher than any year since tracking began.

* An “Active” project refers to those under construction, permitted and ready to begin, or those completed in the most recent calendar year. Mid-year updates in June include completions year-to-date as well as from the previous calendar year.

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 to the left).

Download our Analysis Summary of Downtown Development Projects (2015 year-end update).

The following summary table indicates the status of Downtown Development as of December 31, 2015.

Total Active Projects: 79
Permitted 3
Currently Under Construction 39
Completed (since Jan 2015) 37
Development Cost Figures:
Permitted $106,400,000
Currently Under Construction $2,958,341,000
Completed (since Jan 2015) $1,889,900,000
Total: $4,954,641,000

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

Biotech/Medical  4
Hotel  2
Hotel/Office  2
Hotel/Residential  2
Office/Residential  1
Office 18
Residential 43
Retail  4

Total Hotel Rooms – 1,016
Total Condo Units – 876
Total Apartment Units – 7,810

Green Building Certifications

Permitted 0
Currently Under Construction 12
Completed (since Jan. 2015)