Past Downtown Revitalization Activities
The City's highly focused efforts to revitalize its downtown are recognized through the public and private projects that have been taking shape within the urban core. These efforts were launched in 1996 when the City relocated existing downtown car dealerships to the new Automall. The City acquired the land as a catalyst for new residential, retail, transit and open spaces as part of the revitalization. Click here to see a downtown Current & Future Projects Map.
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Public and private highlights completed to date include:
These investments in downtown have encouraged the development of other projects surrounding the area including a remodeled Super Safeway, a new Walgreens and a number of restaurants, including Melrose Grill, The Met Coffee and Wine Bar, the Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe Tapas Bar, Naan-N-Curry, Shuga Jazz Bistro, plus a new home for the Whistle Stop Ale House.
A VISION 2020 award from the Puget Sound Regional Council honored Renton for its exceptional downtown revitalization efforts in 2000. The award spotlighted the efforts that support a strong community, efficient transportation and a healthy environment for the central Puget Sound region. In 2002, Renton was honored with the award once again for the success of the regional transit center and its transit-oriented development.