Development and Construction Projects

Last updated February 2017

The pace of downtown development continues to rise.

SLU development webAs 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 (2016 year-end update coming soon).

The following summary indicates the status of Downtown Development as of December 31, 2016.

 

Projects by Status
Completed*                          27
Currently Under Construction                          68
Demolition, Shoring and Excavation                          2
Land Use Issued                          28
Predevelopment                        123
Projects by Category
Biotech/Medical                            9
Cultural                            8
Education                            1
Hotel                          18
Hotel/Office                            1
Hotel/Residential                          13
Industrial                            1
Mixed Use                            2
Office                          41
Office/Residential                            7
Residential                        142
Retail                           4
Transportation                            3
Hotel Rooms by Status
Completed*                        158
Currently Under Construction                      2,781
Demolition, Shoring and Excavation                         0
Land Use Issued                        651
Predevelopment                     2,746
Residential Units by Status
Completed*                     2,199
Currently Under Construction                     9,210
Demolition, Shoring and Excavation                        292
Land Use Issued                     3,959
Predevelopment                    18,896

*Completed projects here include only those completed in 2016.