The Sunset Area

Welcome to Sunset!

The Sunset Area Transformation Plan continues key investments in Sunset Neighborhood

Sunset is a distinct neighborhood recognizable as a gateway to the larger Highlands area of Renton. A diverse neighborhood, spanning 269-acres and 2,689 residents, the Sunset area has long been characterized by distressed public and WWII-era housing. The Sunset area has significant need for improved housing and services, but it also offers opportunities for strategic community investment. For more than ten years, the City of Renton, Renton Housing Authority, Renton School District, and other partners have been working together with the community to help revitalize the Sunset Area. 

The Sunset neighborhood revitalization is guided by the Sunset Area Transformation Plan. This plan was created with the support of the King County Housing Authority, the City, Renton Housing Authority, Neighborhood House, Renton School District, and numerous other partners [link to partner list] to guide the investments in the neighborhood. It includes substantial new affordable and market-rate housing, critical community and economic development initiatives for Sunset Area residents and businesses, and education and supportive services for neighborhood residents.

The Sunset Area Transformation Plan was originally created as part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) application for a Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant. Although selected as a finalist in 2015, the plan did not receive a CNI grant in 2015 or 2016. 

Still, the City, Renton Housing Authority, Neighborhood House, Renton School District, and other partners are committed to the Sunset community and are continuing to work together to implement the key elements of the Sunset Area Transformation Plan by identifying strategic resources, initiatives, and opportunities for public and private funding.  Since 2011, approximately $100 million has been invested in completed and current projects in the Sunset Area. 

Upcoming Projects and Events

Sunset Celebration Event: 
Sunset Park Grand Opening on Saturday, June 16th, from 11-2
Sunset Crest Townhomes:
12 affordable townhomes to be built by Homestead Community Land Trust in 2019.
Sunset Court Apartments:
The Renton Housing Authority will build 50 units of affordable housing, scheduled to be completed in Fall 2018