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."
October 30, 2014 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Community Room at Kenmore City Hall
The City Council will soon consider an agreement that, if approved, would result in selling the Kenmore Village commercial property to Main Street Property Group LLC. Next Thursday evening, the public will have the opportunity to meet the principals of MainStreet and discuss the acquisition of the commercial site and their plans for development.
Main Street will be available to answer your questions and receive your input, and they will have display boards showcasing their company and what they plan for the site.
To learn more about Main Street Property Group LLC, visit www.mspgroupllc.com. Main Street Property Group LLC is a real estate development firm dedicated to the vision, construction and operation of landmark mixed-use properties.
City contact: Rob Karlinsey, City Manager 425-398-8900
The Kenmore City Council is seeking dedicated Kenmore citizens interested in serving on the Kenmore Library Advisory Board. The Kenmore Library Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees of the King County Library System and to the local library officials. The Library Advisory Board also reports to the Kenmore City Council, as deemed necessary. The City seeks applicants for several board positions and one Young Adult board position. Read more
The City's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at Kenmore City Hall on proposed changes to the Surface Water Element of the Comprehensive Plan. More information to come.
Everyone in Kenmore wants a safe and secure city, but when it comes to how to achieve that result amidst other competing priorities, city officials are looking to residents. In preparation for the 2015-2016 budget, residents were invited to participate by filling out a short survey. The survey is now closed. Results will be compiled and posted on the City's website in early October.
The City of Kenmore plans to make improvements to 80th Ave NE this fall. These improvements include an asphalt overlay of the sections between NE 177th Ct to the northern City limits at NE 205th St. This project is part of the 2014 Countywide Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay Contract managed by King County. Kenmore's portion is a small part of a larger contract that includes many other King County jurisdictions. Read more here.
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. The last of three workshops is scheduled at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 22 at City Hall. Find out more
The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) would like to invite you to their fall business startup workshop series, where you'll explore three crucial steps on every entrepreneur's path to success. Each workshop will include presentations from local experts and a networking happy hour. EDC staff will also be on hand to answer your economic and industry questions. Find out more
The safety improvement project at two intersections along Juanita Drive (at NE 170th St and NE 153rd Place) is moving very well. Most of the intersection ramps, as well as placement of curbs and gutters, sidewalk, signal junction boxes and other related works are all reaching their completion stages. The contractor will be completing the concrete island work at the 153rd intersection the week of July 7. But then, will need to pause and wait for the arrival of signal related equipment to arrive. Also, King County is waiting for the arrival of the video cameras (for both intersections). Once the equipment arrives, the County crew will install them rather quickly. No more lane closure or long intersection congestion is expected. If you have questions about the project, contact Project Manager Michael Redmond at 425.398.8900. Read more about the project here.
City Council unanimously passed two motions at their March 24 meeting authorizing the City Manager to move forward with the implementation of near-term and midterm actions to improve safety and awareness of pedestrians and cyclists in our community. The safety actions focus on three key elements: engineering, education and enforcement.
Updates and Additional Documents:
June 23 Memo to City Council
May 19 Memo to City Council
20-year Sidewalk Program
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. August sessions are canceled.
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.