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South Lake Washington Revitalization

South Lake Washington in Renton is becoming a popular destination in the Puget Sound region. For decades much of the Renton waterfront and adjacent areas were utilized by Puget Sound Energy and The Boeing Company. In 2001, Puget Sound Energy's Shuffleton Steam Plant was demolished to make way for Southport, a new 17.5-acre waterfront mixed-use development that is now being built. The development includes 350 hotel rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, as well as 750,000 square feet of office space in three, nine-story towers, 395 residential units, retail shops, and restaurants along a lakefront promenade. Construction on the hotel and convention space has begun and is scheduled to be completed by February 2017.

Two other hotels - Residence Inn by Marriott and Hampton Inn by Hilton - have begun construction that will add 250 hotel rooms between Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and the Boeing Renton Plant. Along with the buildings, improvements will be made to the boat launch intersection at the south entrance of Coulon Park. The intersection has already been widened, and additional work is planned as the new hotels are built. Construction on the two hotel properties is expected to be completed in late 2016. While occasional traffic disruptions will accompany the construction, the outcome will yield an active waterfront that is easily navigated , and that sustains a strong economy and lively atmosphere.

Projects Upcoming

SouthportMap288Southport 1101 Lake Washington Blvd N.

Bristol ApartmentsBristol and Bristol II Apartments: completed in 2008, includes 395 units of housing, 14,081 square feet of retail, and 653 parking spaces.


Hotel/convention facilities: to be completed early in 2017, includes 350 rooms, indoor swimming pool/Jacuzzi, day spa, wedding facilities, 40,000 SF meeting space, 10,000 SF restaurant, 487 surface parking stalls.

Hampton Inn 288Hampton Inn

1300 Lake Washington Blvd 
To be completed in 2016, includes 105 rooms, 96 structured parking stalls

 Residence Inn 288Residence Inn by Marriott 

To be completed in 2016, includes 145 rooms, 116 structured parking stalls





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Bristol and Bristol II Apartments

Hotel and convention facilities

Construction has begun on the 350-room hotel next to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  The building will have 12 stories in honor of the Seahawks 12th man.  

Construction Updates 10/2015

Office Buildings
  Three, nine-story towers
Hampton Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott
Special Events Site