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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 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.

The future Downtown offers opportunities for all ages and abilities and is a fun and welcoming place for families. As the heart of Renton, the Plan showcases the city’s rich history, with great public spaces, art and cultural attractions, and offers year-round activities and nightlife.

To learn more visit the Civic Core project page.

Economic forecast for Renton is ‘really good news’

“In visiting the city in October 2014, I realized Renton was ripe for continued growth.” February 5, 2018 guest columnist, Vicky Baxter, CEO of the Renton Chamber of Commerce weighed in on the status of Downtown Renton.

Renton Reporter: "Downtown Design Day" to seek input on Renton Downtown Civic Core

The community was asked to weigh in on potential concepts for the Civic Core and Downtown Business District On June 6, 2017 in association with the season opening of the Farmers Market, the City of Renton hosted a Downtown Design Day for the Renton Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan.

Renton Reporter: City to host public workshop for input on Downtown Civic Core

The Renton Reporter covered the Community Workshop. On March 2, 2017 the City of Renton hosted a public kick-off and visioning workshop for the Renton Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan. Community members were invited to voice their visions for the future of the Downtown Civic Core. Through small group discussions and interactive activities, the participants identified issues they experience in the area and their ideas for improvements.