Built for Success

The investments developers make are a barometer of confidence in the local economy. Since 2005, DSA has tracked downtown development and we publish an annual development guide report to quantify activity taking place downtown. Included in the report are projects with construction costs of $1 million or more. Transportation projects are only included if they involve a building structure. Infrastructure such as rail and roads are not included in the guide.

View Year-end 2018 Development Guide

Where are They Building?

The map below shows information about development projects in downtown Seattle, updated as of June 2019. This includes new construction, notable remodels/renovations involving major building structure changes, and public park projects. “Completed” projects refers to those completed since January 2018.


Note: data for the charts was last updated June 2019 and is more up-to-date than the year-end report linked to above

Definitions of Development Project Status

Predevelopment: Project has no land-use or construction permits issued related to a planned new building construction.

Land-use Issued: Project has land-use permits issued but not building construction permits.

Demolition, Shoring and Excavation: Project has construction permits issued related to demolition or shoring and excavation to prepare for construction of a new building.

Currently Under Construction: Project has building construction permits issued and passed preconstruction and first ground disturbance inspections.

Completed (2018-2019): Final inspections related to the building permits are completed.

If you have questions about our research, contact Elliott Krivenko:

Phone: 206-613-3255
Email: elliottk@downtownseattle.org