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Sunset Neighborhood Park

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 The Sunset Neighborhood Park Master Plan represents a nine month collaborative effort between multiple City departments, public and private partners, and the community to provide opportunities for:  

  • active and healthy lifestyles,
  • environmental sustainability,
  • interpretation and education,
  • area culture and history, and
  • community connections

Background

In 2008, the SunsetArea Community Vision was developed by the public and adopted by the Renton City Council. In 2009, the City adopted the Sunset Area CommunityInvestment Strategy.    

In 2011, the Sunset Area Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was completed by the City in partnership with the Renton Housing Authority to plan for the Sunset Area redevelopment. Multiple public and private partnerships have formed to generate investment in facilities and infrastructure that will support a vibrant and highly livable community.  

In 2014, the Sunset Neighborhood Park FINAL Master Plan was adopted by the Committee of the Whole.

 


 Related Projects

  • 2013 - The Renton School District Meadow Crest Early Learning Center was completed and opened. 
  • May 2014Meadow Crest Accessible Playground was dedicated and opened; the first joint development partnership between the Renton School District and the City of Renton. 
  • 2015 - the Harrington Avenue Green Connection was completed; connecting the new Meadow Crest Early Learning Center (north) to the future Sunset Neighborhood Park (south). 
  • 2015 - the Regional Stormwater Facility was completed; located in the future Sunset Neighborhood Park.
  • March 2016 - Construction was completed of the new Highlands Library at the corner of Sunset Blvd and NE 10th Street, (adjacent to and south of the future Sunset Neighborhood Park). 

The balance of the current Sunset Terrace property will be redeveloped for a mix of public, affordable and market-rate housing in the future. The Renton Housing Authority also plans to build additional replacement public housing and new affordable housing adjacent to and nearby in the Sunset Area as additional funding is secured.  


Sunset Area Community Vision
 

  • Neighbors and businesses are engaged and involved in the community
  • Neighborhood places are interconnected and walkable 
  • The neighborhood feels safe and secure 
  • Neighborhood growth and development is managed in a way that preserves the quality of life 
  • The neighborhood is an attractive place to live and conduct business 
  • The neighborhood is affordable to many incomes 
  • The neighborhood celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity 

 SNP Park Illustration 2