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. 

Get Involved!

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

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.

Sign Up or Help Recruit AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Want to get involved with empowering communities, combating poverty and creating sustainable solutions? Click here to take a look at opportunities to become an AmeriCorps VISTA with the City of Renton, Renton Housing Authority, Neighborhood House, or the Renton School District.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for events happening in the Sunset area!

Highlighted Past Events

Sunset Blvd. Fence Art Project Input and Drawing Sessions

The Sunset Blvd. Fence Art Project is an initiative the City is working with two artists to make improvements to the NE Sunset Blvd Fence (located between Edmonds and Harrington Ave NE) in the Renton Highlands. This project will be the largest art piece in Renton and is based on a community-centered design.

This project prioritizes a community-driven design process. In February, the artists held public meetings at the library to get input on the project’s design. Based on that feedback, they created a design concept that brings different aspects of the neighborhood together. In April, two workshops were held for students and community members to come together to create icons and words to decorate plaques on the fence.

Click here to learn more about this project. 

For a complete list of past events