Investment & Development

In the Soundside, development is positively transforming neighborhoods and waterfronts, transportation initiatives are connecting communities, retail growth is expanding shopping options, and prime commercial and residential real estate sites offer investors and developers profitable opportunities.

Tukwila Village

tukwila village part of the soundside area near seattle wa economic development opportunity

Set in a transit friendly neighborhood, Tukwila Village is a six acre, mixed-use project designed to be a welcoming place where all residents can gather and connect with each other. This development will include a branch of the nationally recognized King County Library System, the City’s neighborhood police resource center and a plaza/park in combination with other retail, office, live/work, or residential space.. Project design is scheduled to be completed in 2013 with construction starting in early 2014. The first phase is scheduled to open in early 2015, the second phase in summer 2015, and the third and final phase in 2016.  Tukwila Village is located at the intersection of Tukwila International Boulevard and South 144th Street. More information is available at:

Contact: Derek Speck – Economic Development Administrator, City of Tukwila, 206-433-1832

Tukwila South

tukwila south a real estate investment and development opportunity in The soundside, south of seattle wa

Tukwila South is a proposed 500 acre master planned development owned by La Pianta, LLC. With a picturesque location along the river, gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier, and perhaps the most convenient location in the Puget Sound, this site can be the next great headquarters location for major companies looking to relocate or expand. Of the 500 acres, approximately 350 are developable of which 60 acres are currently developed with light industrial and warehouse uses. The site is located between I-5 and the Green River and between South 180th Street and South 200th Street.

Contact: Derek Speck – Economic Development Administrator, City of Tukwila, 206-433-1832 or

Angle Lake Station

Located directly west of the Angle Lake light rail station in SeaTac is a spacious area with enough room to build more than 1 million square feet. The proximity to Angle Lake Station makes the land ideal for building office space, hospitality and retail space. The station will open in late 2016 as part of Sound Transit’s $383 million, 1.6-mile extension from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and at that time will provide service all the way to the University of Washington main campus.

Contact:  Cindy Edens at 206-292-8918 or

Olympic Industrial Park

A warehouse and office building with flex space located in SeaTac, WA was recently acquired by Avenue 55 of Seattle. Located on Des Moines Memorial Drive the facility offers 24 foot clear, 72,000 SF warehouse complete with ample dock doors and parking. The separate three story office building has 21,000 SF and is located at 1200 South 192nd Street. Each building has received significant aesthetic upgrades to accommodate a wide range of current and future tenants.

Contact: Avenue 55 at 206-707-9696

Manhattan Village

Anchored by a bustling QFC and an endcap Starbucks, Manhattan Village is a hub of community activity as well as only minutes from Sea-Tac Airport, Burien and Des Moines.  This highly visible shopping area in Normandy Park provides business potential as well as opportunities for future development

Contact:  Investment Realty Partners LLC at 425-453-5315.


Des Moines Creek Business Park

Panattoni Development’s Des Moines Creek Business Park, an 87-acre site on Port property in the City of Des Moines, is located one block east of International Boulevard/Pacific Highway South (SR99) and north of South 216th Street in Des Moines. The estimated $100-125 million business park project will include the Federal Aviation Administration’s regional headquarters as one of its major tenants and is being built in three phases. At full completion, the business park will contain office, manufacturing, warehouse and distribution buildings to accommodate tenants including freight, aviation manufacturers and air cargo companies. They will benefit from the close proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Since 2005, the Port and the City of Des Moines have worked in tandem to prepare the property for redevelopment.

Contacts: Allan Royal – Real Estate Development Manager, Port of Seattle, 206-787-6788 or
Marion Yoshino, Economic Development Manager, City of Des Moines, (206) 870-6725,

Pacific Ridge

Pacific Ridge - a commercial real estate economic and develoment opportunity in des mones wa part of the soundside alliance south of seattle wa

Pacific Ridge is a 165 acre neighborhood between Pacific Highway South and I-5, and South 216th Street and Kent-Des Moines Road. Comprised of 254 parcels, mobile homes, and older multi-family buildings, the neighborhood was targeted for redevelopment in early 2000 with a new neighborhood plan, a planned action EIS intended to support 5500 additional residents, 6900 new jobs and 3 million square feet of new construction by 2020, and a $19 million investment in Pacific Highway South

Contact:  Marion Yoshino, Economic Development Manager, City of Des Moines, (206) 870-6725,

Normandy Park Towne Center

The upscale Towne Center is anchored by the Normandy Park Market grocery store, along with Ace Hardware and the Normandy Park Athletic Club.  Spaces are available.

For more information, call 206-765-6340 or visit



Highline College

highline community college one of the partners of the soundside alliance which is south of seattle wa contributing to the economic development of the region

Highline College, founded in 1961, has a distinguished 50-year history of providing members of its diverse and multifaceted community with superior education programs and services. Highline was the first community college in King County. The college serves approximately 10,000 students and 350,000 alumni, making it one of the state’s largest institution of higher education. Highline offers a wide range of academic transfer and professional-technical education programs, with online, day, evening and weekend classes, and takes a multi-cultural approach to education for the success of all its students and the prosperity of its surrounding communities. Highline College meets the needs of Soundside residents and business community through innovative and quality education programs, including a creative partnership with Central Washington University as well as the establishment of Highline’s Small Business Development Center and the Community Education and Training Services department. Highline is a Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management for the state of Washington.
To learn more about Highline, visit or call 206-878-3710.

Des Moines Marina District

downtown des moines marina district part of the soundside alliance economic and development opportunties souht of seattle wa

Downtown Des Moines Marina District is a an old fashioned waterfront village; home to restaurants, a major grocery store, and unique shops to explore in this pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Offices, medical services, and a variety of other retail and service companies can also be found here. This area is adjacent to the Des Moines Marina.

A waterfront development on the five-acre Marina floor is currently in the planning stages. The City envisions the Marina District as a center for high-end restaurant and boutique hotel uses, and shelter for the growing Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market.

Contact:Joe Dusenbury – Harbormaster, City of Des Moines Marina, 206-870-6534 or

Burien Town Square

burien town square an economic and development opportunity in the soundside alliance south of seatle wa

Burien Town Square, is now under construction and selling in downtown Burien. Burien Town Square features condominium homes above street-level retail with a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and services. The square also includes the Burien City Hall and a King County Public Library branch. The heart of the square is a one-acre city park with water features, grassy lawns for picnicking, and a public plaza for seasonal events like lunchtime concerts and the weekly Burien Farmer’s Market. Burien Town Square’s location is central to downtown Burien’s amenities, with local shops, restaurants and amenities right outside the front door.

Contact: Dan Trimble, Economic Development Manager, City of Burien, (206) 248-5528

Northwest Development Area (NERA)

northeast development area is a commercial development and investment opportunity near seatac airport in burien which is part of the soundside alliance south of seattle wa

The Port’s and Burien’s goal, owing to NERA’s proximity to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is to transition this mixture of vacant, residential, public and small commercial land uses to uses compatible with Sea-Tac International Airport. To help encourage NERA’s development, the Port and City of Burien have cooperated in completing a significant amount of pre-development planning work. This joint work includes an interlocal agreement on land use and cooperation in construction of the first phase of a regional stormwater system that will fully service the NERA.

Contact: Allan Royal – Real Estate Development Manager, Port of Seattle, 206-787-6788  or;
Dan Trimble, Economic Development Manager, City of Burien, (206) 248-5528


Horizon Pet Supply george ottersen and chris otterson owners in Normandy Park one of the cities and businesses of the Soundside Alliance
George Otterson, owner of Horizon Pet Supply in Normandy Park