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South Lake Washington

New Waterfront Destinations and Urban Village in Renton

South Lake Washington is on its way to becoming one of the most attractive and popular destinations in the region.  For decades much of the Renton waterfront and adjacent areas have been utilized by Puget Sound Energy and The Boeing Company.  Puget Sound Energy's Shuffleton Steam Plant was decommissioned years ago and demolished in 2001 to make way for Southport, a new 17.5-acre waterfront mixed-use development.  Then, in late-2004, The Boeing Company sold 46 acres of surplus land for the first phase of The Landing, a new urban village mixed-use development now under construction.  Adjacent to the 53-acre waterfront Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and including the Fry's Electronics site, South Lake Washington's premier location is just off I-405 with easy access to Renton, Bellevue and the Greater Eastside, the airports, South King County, and Seattle.

The Landing

 The Landing Photo Collage


On a 46-acre site at the south end of Lake Washington, Harvest Partners constructed The Landing, an exciting new $300 million urban village.  The development contains over 600,000 square feet of national and local retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues, plus 880 residential units constructed by Fairfield Residential at the Sanctuary and The Reserve Apartments.

The Landing is located just off the I-405 freeway in Renton’s South Lake Washington neighborhood. The project is part of an ambitious redevelopment of the South Lake Washington community and provides convenience, comfort and charm in an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment environment. Its unique blend of residential neighborhood, retail and entertainment districts serve local residents and the greater regional community.

Visit The Landing for a current list of the development’s retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, plus the the latest news and information about special events and other promotions for the shopping center. 


Fairfield ResidentialSanctuary and The Reserve Apartments are new apartments that provide urban style living at The Landing in Renton.  The collection of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom designs at Sanctuary and The Reserve features sought-after luxuries as well as must-have conveniences.  The properties offer lake views, plus the excitement and energy of the surrounding neighborhood. Imagine an evening with friends at the neighborhood wine bar or one of several dining options, then catching the late movie—all steps from your door and without parking hassles. Sanctuary and The Reserve Apartments offer a one-of-a-kind living experience at The Landing and near Gene Coulon Beach Memorial Park at the sound end of Lake Washington.

For more information, check out related stories in Renton in the News.


Southport OfficeSouthport is a mixed-use development being built on 17.5 acres along the shore of Lake Washington, between Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and the Boeing Renton Plant.  The BristolWhen completed, Southport will include 750,000 square feet of Class "A" office space in three, nine-story towers, a boutique hotel, 395 residential units at The Bristol, shops, a waterfront special events site and restaurants-all along a lakefront promenade. SECO Development completed the residential units and plans to move forward with the office space and hotel development in the near feature. Southport offers expansive, shore-to-shore views of the lake, the Seattle skyline, the Olympic Mountains, and Mt. Rainier. 

Southport is also home to Waterways Cruises and Events which offers private cruises on Lake Washington leaving from Renton's waterfront at Southport.