Downtown: The Opportunity is Now

Renton’s Downtown is the heart of a thriving community located in the center of the Puget Sound region, just 6 miles from SeaTac International Airport, 8 miles from Downtown Bellevue, and 11 miles from Downtown Seattle.


While the City of Renton is on the cusp of reaching 100,000 residents, its historic downtown is emerging as a modern gathering place for dining, events and festivals, specialty shopping, and the arts.


Renton’s Downtown has an established, yet growing dining scene with a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, bars, and coffee shops.  Over 700 multi-family housing units—both market rate and affordable—were constructed in the downtown core area between 2000 and 2010, offering numerous living options.  They will be joined by 101 additional units at The Lofts at Second and Main in late 2016.  Add in the Renton History Museum, IKEA Performing Arts Center, Renton Civic Theatre, seasonal Farmers Market, a new library built over the Cedar River, numerous parks, regional bike trails, several film festivals, and friendly residents, businesses and entrepreneurs—Downtown is an inviting and energized neighborhood.


The Downtown Transit Center provides access to bus connections to and from Seattle, Bellevue, and other King County cities.  The adjacent City Center Parking Garage offers over 350 covered parking spaces within a few blocks walking distance to all of the downtown area.  Downtown is also located adjacent to and with easy access points onto Interstate 405.  The City is making public investments to convert Downtown’s one-way street system to two-way traffic to increase pedestrian safety and accessibility to businesses.


Within a 3-mile radius of Downtown, you will find major Renton employers such as The Boeing Company, the Federal Reserve Bank of Seattle, PACCAR, Wizards of the Coast, Topics Entertainment, UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center, Microscan, and Providence Health System, along with Washington State’s only IKEA and Fry’s Electronics stores, the Seattle Seahawks headquarters and training facility, and The Landing regional shopping center.


Renton’s Downtown is rich with opportunity as a place to work, live, and play.  Affordable costs and favorable business climate...central location…ample amenities.  We are ready to welcome you!


For more information on the Renton opporunity, click here. 


For information on the Renton retail market, click here.  

Come celebrate Downtown Renton's newest businesses with food, music, art, and more! Events start at noon and go till 8pm on September 16th, 2016. For details, click here.

New Mixed-Use Project Underway! 

Cosmos Development Company and the City of Renton celebrate construction of The Lofts at Second and Main project, which will include 101 new apartments and 4,000 sq. ft. of retail space.


For details, click here.

The Right Choice for Business


Renton Downtown

Renton City Hall – 6th Floor

Community & Economic Development Department

1055 South Grady Way

Renton, WA  98057





(425) 430-6589

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