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."
Make your voice heard on affordable housing funding and programs by joining the ARCH Citizen Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB consists of 12-15 community residents and housing professionals that work with ARCH staff to evaluate local housing funding proposals and increase awareness of housing issues on the Eastside. Board members contribute their understanding of housing and community issues, as well as certain specialized perspectives including real estate, housing development, planning, finance, assisting persons with low income or special needs, faith community, racial diversity, architecture and residents of affordable housing. The CAB also strives to be representative of the Eastside communities that make up ARCH. For details, visit www.archhousing.org.
The City is conducting a survey to get public feedback on potential revisions to the Vision Statement for the Comprehensive Plan. The Vision Statement was last updated in 2006. We encourage everyone who lives and/or works in Kenmore to participate in the 10-minute survey, www.surveymonkey.com/s/Kenmore2035. Printed copies of the survey are available at City Hall. The survey deadline is February 21. Read more
City Council and Planning Commission regular meetings will be available for live online streaming through the City's website starting Monday, January 26. The public can also access past meeting videos alongside a meeting index with embedded links that allow viewers to jump to topics of interest. Meetings were previously available through recorded audio only. The availability of streaming allows the public to have easy access to the content of meetings as they are happening. Read more
The City Council will hold a public hearing on February 9 to obtain citizen input on proposed amendments to Kenmore Municipal Code Chapter 18.110, Development Agreements. The amendments would require a vote of a majority plus one of the whole city council to approve, modify or disapprove any development agreement. Currently, a "supermajority" vote of the City Council is required only in cases where deviations from uses, residential densities, floor area ratio limitations, or maximum structure height are requested. Click here to review the proposed amendments
If you live or work in the City of Kenmore you can file a nuisance odor complaint by contacting the City directly at 425-398-8900. The City recently entered into an interlocal agreement with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) for cooperative odor complaint investigations. This program is a temporary six-month trial arrangement between the City and the PSCAA. The PSCAA will also continue to take complaints during this time. Read more
The City Council unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement at their Nov. 3 meeting that could result in the sale of the Kenmore Village commercial property to MainStreet Property Group LLC. Read more
The City is excited to incorporate a public square or "Town Green" in the heart of downtown Kenmore. This public gathering space will help create our own sense of place and downtown identity. The Town Green is planned to be constructed on the north side of NE 181st Street, near the northwest corner of NE 181st Street and 68th Avenue NE. Find out 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.