Awards

Kirkland Avenue Townhomes Wins 2015 Governor's Smart Communities Award

City of Renton elected officials and staff accept the Governor's Smart Communities Award for partnership with Renton Housing Authority

At the 2015 Municipal Excellence Awards breakfast put on by the Association of Washington Cities, the City of Renton received a 2015 Governor’s Smart Community Award for the partnership with the Renton Housing Authority (RHA) for the Kirkland Avenue Townhomes. The award recognizes forward-thinking projects that help create and sustain a thriving economic climate.

The 18-unit Kirkland Avenue Townhomes is the first publicly funded, affordable, multi-family modular construction project in Western Washington. The townhomes are part of the city’s Sunset Area Community Revitalization effort and provide housing for veterans and low-income replacement housing as part of the RHA’s Sunset Terrace Redevelopment.

Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and Accessible Playground Wins 2015 Governor's Smart Communities Award

Renton Mayor Denis Law and Renton School District Superintendent Dr. Merri Rieger speak to a crowd at the recent Grand Opeing of the Meadow Crest Accessible Playground

Renton School District and the City of Renton received the 2014 Governor’s Smart Communities Award for collaboration to build the Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and Meadow Crest Accessible Playground. The Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and Accessible Playground allows for youth of all abilities to play and learn.

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Meadow Crest Early Learning Center and Accessible Playground Wins 2015 Governor's Smart Communities Award

City of Renton elected officials and staff and Renton Housing Authority staff accept the Governor's Smart Communities Award

At the 2013 Municipal Excellence Awards Breakfast put on by the Association of Washington Cities, the City of Renton received a 2013 Governor’s Smart Community Award for the Sunset Area Planned Action. This award recognizes Renton for outstanding achievement in creating livable and vibrant communities.

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Sunset Area Wins 2012 VISION 2040 Award

Bob Drewel, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council presented the City of Renton, the Renton Housing Authority, and the Renton School District with a 2012 VISION 2040 Award

Renton wins a 2012 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Sunset Area Community Revitalization. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows. VISION 2040 awards are given to planning projects that demonstrate innovation in building better communities and achieving regional goals.

In the News

June 22, 2018 – City celebrated end of Sunset Park phase one

June 5, 2018 – Sunset Park Grand Opening

September 27, 2017 – Sunset neighborhood wins revitalization projects funds

February 13, 2017 – JPMorgan Chase Foundation Grant to Homestead Community Land Trust Supports Affordable Homeownership Development in Renton’s Sunset Area

August 19, 2016 – Viet-Wah kicks off new store with celebration

August 1, 2016 – City of Renton officially opens North Highlands Community Garden

June 9, 2016 – Renton agency, RTC receive $90,000 grant for low-income residents to pursue health care careers

March 25, 2016 – New Highlands Library finally ready to open

July 21, 2015 – Sunset area project among finalists for federal grant

June 29, 2015 – Renton Receive 2015 Governor’s Smart Communities Award

September 25, 2014 – Kids get a chance to weigh in on new Sunset Park design

August 27, 2014 – School zone cameras go into operation on first day of school, Sept. 2

June 25, 2014 – Sunset neighborhood park is coming into focus

June 10, 2014 – Meeting planned for Sunset park redesign

June 3, 2014 – School district, City of Renton win Governor’s Smart Community Award

June 27, 2013 – Sunset Revitalization plan earns 2013 Smart Communities Award

February 14, 2013 – New accessible playground designed to tear down fences

January 18, 2013 – Next Renton Housing Authority townhomes are in the works

September 26, 2012 – Renton Wins VISION 2040 Award

May 10, 2012 – In Renton, a Model for Green Revitalization

February 12, 2012 – Redevelopment of Sunset Terrace gets key federal approval