It’s Easy to Expand a Business in Burien
If your business is experiencing growth which requires building renovations or additional building space, congratulations! Our team can provide information to help you in your planning. The City of Burien has been active in removing barriers to investment by businesses and property owners. This has included an exemption from parking provision requirements for existing buildings in the downtown that want to renovate, add additional stories to the building height, change their use, and new fire suppression options that provide greater flexibility and which may greatly reduce costs.
Our economic development staff is also here to assist you and be your advocate inside city hall. For example, our Counter Engagement Program assists new and existing businesses applying for a license, seeking permits, or asking general questions. Please ask for an economic development team member when visiting city hall.
Site Location Assistance
Growing your business can often mean finding more space. Whether you are outgrowing your current location or you would like to bring your business to Burien, we are here to help you determine the best option for your growing business’s needs. Businesses opening their first location will find Burien to be a supportive partner, and businesses relocating from Seattle have found our real estate prices lower, our permitting times faster (much faster), and our staff more accessible. Read site location success stories here.
Among the many ways we can assist you with site selection, the City can:
- Provide you with an inventory of available properties
- Connect you to the appropriate building and zoning information for your site
- Walk you through the permitting process and set reasonable expectations
“I wanted to establish a professional office, where customers would feel welcome and it would be easy for them to get to. Given Burien’s proximity to Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it’s a central location for the small business owners and artists we work with.”
— Michael Johnson, Co-founder Taxbunny Bookkeeping & Tax Service