Kinect@Burien Coming to Downtown Burien

New Housing Development Brings 230 Multifamily Housing Units to Downtown Core
Posted on 07/19/2021
Kinect at Burien

Construction will begin in August on Kinect@Burien, a new multifamily housing development that will bring 230 apartments and ground floor retail space to downtown Burien. The development will be sited on a former parking lot owned by the City of Burien as well as the site of a former commercial building.

Twenty percent of the units will be affordable to renters earning 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). This is in accordance with the Burien’s multifamily tax exemption program.

In October 2020, the City executed a disposition and development agreement with American Property Development, Inc. for sale and redevelopment of an underutilized city property at SW 151st St and SW 8th St in downtown Burien. Sale of the city-owned land was finalized in June 2021 and assemblage with an adjacent parcel will allow for construction of a mixed-use multifamily development with ground floor commercial space called Kinect@Burien.

Construction of the project includes programs to prioritize local hiring and promote woman and minority-owned (WMO) firms. The developer will also be donating $250,000 to trade or apprenticeship program and build to LEED Silver building standards.

“Kinect@Burien will build on the investments made in Burien Town Square, providing additional housing options for residents and supporting the vitality of our downtown business district,” said Brian J. Wilson, Burien City Manager.

“We are excited to invest in a vibrant, growing community like Burien, and look forward to providing a premier multifamily community that allows residents a walkable, urban lifestyle, with access to all of the quality amenities downtown Burien has to offer,” said Dave Sinnett, Director of Development with American Property Development.

Demolition work on the site began in June 2021 and construction is set to begin in August 2021. Construction began in June 2021 and is estimated to be completed by summer 2023.