Renton Downtown Plans

Making Renton's Downtown a great place to live, work, and play.

The City's goal for Downtown is to create a pedestrian-oriented area that contains a lively mix of residential, office, retail, and entertainment opportunities within walking distance of each other. The downtown vision is embodied in the City Center Community Plan, which details future growth goals and objectives for Downtown as one of five interrelated subareas.


The Civic Core is the heart of Renton’s Downtown. It is home to housing, cultural destinations, transit, parks and retail. The Renton Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan will provide a community-driven vision for the future of this important area. The Plan will identify strategies and actions that integrate the great activities that are already happening here with new spaces to gather, safe streets for all modes to travel, and a bustling business environment.


Thus far, the City and a consultant team lead by MIG Inc. have hosted community members for two workshops/open houses so that the public is directly involved in the important planning process for Downtown’s future. Many interesting ideas have been shared, and initial concepts for changes are being developed.  The final public meeting is planned for October 2017.


To learn more visit the Civic Core project website. (the link here should go to





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