The City of Kenmore, Washington is located at the northern tip of beautiful Lake Washington in King County. Kenmore features spectacular local and state parks, a regional 18-mile paved trail, beautiful neighborhoods, award-winning businesses, and a highly-recognized school district. In 2009, Kenmore was ranked #1 by Seattle Magazine for "Best Metropolitan Neighborhoods to Live" and named by Family Circle Magazine as "One of the 10 Best Towns for Families."
Please join us to mark the pilot program's one year anniversary at an open house on Thursday, March 13 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The incubator is located at the SW corner of 73rd Ave NE & SR522. Free parking is available across 73rd Ave NE from the incubator at the Kenmore Community Club. Please note: the incubator is on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.
Join advisors from the City and Kenmore Library for a free workshop to learn how to create a business plan on Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m. at City Hall. The comprehensive overview will include information about all the essential elements of a business plan - as well as clear strategies to research and construct a plan to take your current business to the next level. Click here for additional details or to register.
On February 10, 2014, the Kenmore City Council held a public hearing on a proposed franchise agreement with Northshore Utility District for Water and Sewer Services. The proposed agreement includes a new 5% franchise fee that will likely be added to utility bills. The City Council is scheduled to consider and vote on the proposed agreement at the February 24, 2014 Council Meeting at 7 pm at Kenmore City Hall. The City Council invites the public to attend the February 24, 2014 meeting. Read more
On December 9, the Kenmore City Council approved a Development Agreement and addendum to the purchase and sale agreement with a subsidiary of MainStreet Property Group LLC for residential development of the 4.75 acre upper portion of the Kenmore Village Property. Read more here.
The City entered into a purchase and sale agreement with BCC-RPI for the lower, commercial portion of the Kenmore Village property in June 2013. The agreement included a six-month due diligence period, during which BCC-RPI could evaluate the property and seek tenant interest in the property. The due diligence period has recently expired, and neither BCC-RPI nor the City has elected to extend the agreement or move forward to closing. While the City continues to stay in communication with BCC-RPI, the City also now has the ability to reach out to other potential buyers, including those that made offers on the property earlier this year. Read more here.
We are pleased to present The Art of Drawing Exhibit of work by 15 local artists who showcase a wide range of subject matter and drawing styles. For more information, visit http://www.artsofkenmore.org/.
The City publishes a newsletter on a quarterly basis. The latest edition highlights Kenmore Village, Sammamish River Bridge, improvements to Northshore Summit Park, water access improvements, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Public areas along Lake Washington's northern tip are safe for swimming and other in-water recreation, according to assessments of lake sediments and water quality. In 2013, The City and Washington State Department of Ecology funded sampling and analysis of sediment and water in several areas along the lakefront and near the mouth of the Sammamish River. The City of Lake Forest Park also funded testing of Lyon Creek Waterfront Park. Read more
The Kenmore City Council invites you to have Coffee with Council on the 1st Monday at 7:30 a.m. and the 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. of each month at Espresso Works, 6734 NE 181st Street. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest.
To support an innovative community spirit and foster the success of start-up entrepreneurs, the City has created a Business Incubator Program. The two-year pilot project provides low cost office space, mentorship and business development support, and connects business professionals to networking events, workshops and seminars. Find out more about the Kenmore Business Incubator.