Most listings are in the $30's per square foot per year. The Industrial District region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $7 per sqft per year. That's a 18% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Seattle Metropolitan Area market, the Industrial District submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have come on the market, which means new listings might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the listings in the Industrial District are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,650 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1947 and are Class A.
Utilities is the dominant industry in this market. Commute by motorcycle is the most popular way to get to work amongst Industrial District folk. Commuting approximately 30 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.