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 to quantify activity taking place downtown.

The geography used for this analysis is the area within downtown Seattle. We use the following boundaries for downtown: South Lake Union to the north to South Lander Street to the south; Elliott Bay to the west and Broadway to the east.

Development Guide (PDF)

Where Are They Building?

The map below shows information about development projects in downtown Seattle as of spring 2023.

Source: CoStar, City of Seattle Building Permits Database. Note: data for the map were last updated in March 2023.