Burien has been busy rebuilding and reinventing itself. Downtown’s 152nd Street received a makeover with widened sidewalks, benches, landscaping and old-fashioned lampposts.
Burien has been designated by the Puget Sound Regional Council as one of 25 Regional Growth Centers that will experience focused urban growth in the decades ahead.
In 2009, the Burien Town Square development opened its first buildings, a joint King County Regional Library and Burien City Hall, and a multi-story condominium and retail building. Also completed was Town Square Park at the center of the development. Town Square is a public-private partnership that has reshaped the downtown area into a central gathering point for the community.
Residents and business people alike treasure the convenience of Burien’s hub location and great connections. You can drive north to Seattle in 12 minutes, east to Sea-Tac Airport in five minutes, and south to Tacoma or east to Bellevue in 30 minutes. The hub site means that jobs and entertainment are convenient, the parking problems are elsewhere, and a slower pace prevails in your neighborhood.