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Development project aims to attract big tech to Renton
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Development project aims to attract big tech to Renton

Development project aims to attract big tech to Renton Author: Jake Whittenberg 2 minutes RENTON, Wash. — A new billion-dollar development at the south tip of Lake Washington is nearing completion, and project managers expect an announcement about a future big tech tenant soon. Seco Development's Southport mega-project in Renton includes residential, retail, commercial office space and a Hyatt hotel. But its 700,000 square feet of office space in three separate office buildings remains empty. Rocale Timmons, senior vice president of planning and development with Seco, says the space is specifically designed for a tech company, and there is a lot of interest. "Large tech tenants are thinking about ways they can grow responsibly, and you have to think about emerging markets like Renton," she said. The city of Renton has felt a growing resurgence in recent years when it comes to the local economy. Small and big companies in the tech sector are making Renton their home, including Wizards of the Coast, which created Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, and Bloqs, which builds websites. Renton city officials also point out that private investment last year exceeded a half billion dollars. "Anybody south of I-90 is going to be ecstatic for places like this," said Jon Bye of John L. Scott Realty. Bye pointed out that the Southport development is certain to improve home values in the area too. "Not everyone wants to be in the city, and this gives a different feel than downtown Seattle," said Bye.
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