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 Area Transformation Plan (SATP) helps guide community reinvestment in the Sunset neighborhood of Renton, WA as one part of the overall strategy to improve the area. The plan was originally created to apply for federal funding. The Plan identifies potential public investments in housing, services, and amenities that would benefit the neighborhood based on identified community needs and opportunities. Three strategies make up the Plan: Neighborhood, Housing, and People. Each is headed by a different principal partner, who is charged with carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve its goals. Together, these strategies aim to holistically—and equitably—transform the neighborhood. 

Snow Comes to Sunset - February 2019

Upcoming Opportunities in Sunset

FREE Sunset Home Assessment​

The Sunset Home Assessment is available to homeowners within the Sunset Boundary. This in-home assessment is a partnership between the City of Renton and Rebuilding Together Seattle. Click to learn more and apply online.

Multi-Service Center Community Advisory Committee

Are you interested in helping bring better services to Sunset? Join the Community Advisory Committee for the Sunset Multi Service Center to help bring this project life. Click to learn more.

Revitalize the Sunset Blvd. Fence

Two community visioning sessions will be held at the Renton Highlands Library to help generate ideas for artwork to be installed on the Sunset Blvd. Fence. Tuesday, January 15th: 5:30-6:30 Sunday, January 20th: 3:30-4:30 Come out and share your creative ideas!

Get Involved!

Find out ways you can contribute to the Sunset Area Transformation here.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays and Saturdays from Feb. 2 - April 13

Free Tax Help

AARP will be offing free tax preparation by assistance by appointment at the Renton Highlands Library on Thursdays from 10:30 – 4 pm and Saturdays from 12 – 4 pm. 

Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers. No age or income limits. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents.

Please call 425-919-6419 or email taxaiderhl@comcast.net and leave a message with name and number to make or cancel an appointment..

Saturday, March 9th

2019 SubUrban Farm & Garden Expo (Free Event!) 

Saturday, March 9rd, 2018, 10:00am-2:00pm
North Highlands Neighborhood Center
3000 NE 16th ST, Renton, WA 98057

The 2019 SubUrban Farm & Garden Expo will offer a multitude of free workshops to increase your green thumb skills! This event is brought to you by the City of Renton, King Conservation District, Garden Hotline, Sustainable Renton & more! Additionally, This is your opportunity to learn more about small animal husbandry, seed and garden planting, container gardening tutorials, and lots more!

Bring plants, seeds, and skills for the Plant N’ Seed Swap! Kids activities will also be included!

Saturday, April 27th

National Rebuilding Day

April is National Rebuilding Month for Rebuilding Together Seattle. They will be conducting home repairs with groups throughout the month of April, culminating on the last Saturday in April (April 27th) with National Rebuilding Day. 

If you would like to get involved as a participant or volunteer, please contact info@rtseattle.org. 

Highlighted Past Events

Feria de Salud y Bienestar/Health and Wellness Fair
September 29th. 2018

La Feria de Salud y Bienestar (The Health and Wellness Fair) was held at the future Sunset Multi-Service Center on September 29th and was attended by nearly 100 residents. Representatives from 16 organizations were present with information about their services and programs in Spanish to connect attendees to regional resources. The event also utilized interactive displays to get feedback from the Latinx community about their healthcare wants and needs to inform the future Multi-Service Center.

For a complete list of past events