Washington State Convention Center Addition
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has been a meetings industry leader in service quality, innovation and revenue generation since opening in 1988. Demand continues to grow for high-quality exhibition and meeting space in downtown Seattle. Currently, Pine Street Group (PSG) is working with WSCC to develop a proposed addition one block northeast of the existing facility that will essentially double the current capacity.
The proposed WSCC addition will:
- Enable the facility to book many international, national, regional and local events it now turns away due to lack of date availability or adequate space.
- Create steady year-round demand for Seattle's hotels, restaurants, retail and entertainment venues, which is key to keeping the region economically healthy.
- Provide a unique opportunity to improve the urban environment surrounding the existing center and strengthen the downtown-to-Capitol-Hill connections.
- Create construction and hospitality jobs, and generate sales and car rental taxes to support local and regional jurisdictions.
Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and finish in 2020. PSG is the development manager. The award-winning Seattle firm LMN is the lead architect.