Logan Place Market
Representative Adam Smith submitted the following Community Project Funding request for the City of Renton.
$1.5 million was successfully included in the House Committee on Appropriations Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations bill.
Each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023. This does not guarantee the projects will be funded.
“We are so grateful for the leadership and commitment Congressman Smith and his office have displayed in pursing funding for the project to renovate the Pavilion building in Renton and transform it into a ‘Logan Place Market.’ This project can be a true game-changer for our downtown core by creating an active, inclusive space for the public while also providing small businesses with space and care and attention to help them thrive – especially those businesses which are women- and minority-owned and represent historically-disadvantaged communities. Our sincere thanks go to Congressman Smith for pursuing the funding for this project, and we will do everything we can to help him succeed.” - Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone
“I am proud to support the City of Renton’s vision to redevelop the Pavilion building in downtown Renton into the Logan Place Market – a new space that will benefit the community and foster small business growth,” said Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.). “Small businesses have been under significant strain throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Logan Place Market will be a crucial community space for the advancement of small businesses in our region, especially minority-owned and women-owned businesses.”
The requested funds would help the City of Renton to rehabilitate and overhaul the Pavilion Event Center in the heart of downtown Renton into the new Logan Place Market. The Logan Place Market will be a vibrant marketplace for residents and an incubator space for small businesses with a particular focus on minority-owned, women-owned, and historically disadvantaged businesses in downtown Renton.
The Logan Place Market will be a catalyst for the economic growth and opportunities in Renton and the downtown core. Importantly, the project will provide opportunities for small, minority-owned, women-owned, and historically disadvantaged businesses to feel supported through space, resources, and retail opportunities. The unique and flexible layout will provide shopping, dining, and event space that elevates the existing space for the community. The marketplace will be a center of the community within the downtown core for those living in the area and those coming to visit. With the focus on support and resources for the businesses, the Logan Place Market will be a starting point for existing and new products and services for the community provided by small businesses.