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For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017

City of Renton Contacts
John W. Collum,
Community Development Project Manager, 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

The community is asked to weigh in on potential concepts for the Civic Core and Downtown Business District

RENTON, WA - On June 6, 2017, in association with the season opening of the Farmers Market, the City of Renton will host a Downtown Design Day for the Renton Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan. The design day will provide the community an opportunity to identify which ideas provided from various outreach activities should move forward for more focused analysis this summer.

Meeting participants, using a “Downtown Civic Core Tour Guide,” will view a series of exhibits where they can create their own concept that identifies the important elements to focus on moving forward. The activities are expected to take 30-45 minutes to complete. The open house is family-friendly and light refreshments will be provided.

Who: Renton community members, businesses, property owners and interested parties
What: Review and provide input on several Civic Core and Downtown Business District concepts
When: June 6, 2017, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Renton Pavilion Event Center (enter from the western terrace facing Logan Avenue South)

The Downtown Civic Core Vision and Action Plan will identify a community-supported vision and actions to build upon Downtown Renton’s many assets and strategic location in the region. The plan will offer strategies to create dynamic spaces for people to gather, safe streets for all modes of transportation, and a bustling business environment.

This planning process started in the fall of 2016. A Community Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee have met regularly to guide the process. The plan is expected to be complete by late 2017.

The project website includes more project information and opportunities for community input.


About the City of Renton
The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 101,300 (2016), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website (, Facebook page (CityofRenton) and Twitter (@CityofRenton).