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Ribbon Cutting for NE 181st Street Sidewalk Improvements

Come celebrate the completion of the new sidewalks along NE 181st Street in downtown Kenmore with a ribbon cutting. The improvements along NE 181st Street between 68th and 73rd Avenues NE include sidewalks on both sides of the street, the addition of street lighting, a crosswalk with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, and more. Join us in recognizing Kenmore becoming more walk-and bike-friendly as Deputy Mayor Allen Van Ness and others offer remarks. 

When:    Monday, July 17, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Last updated: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 4:23pm

Neighborhood Business Zoning - Public Hearing: July 25, 2017, 7:00pm

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:00pm, on proposed changes to the Neighborhood Business zoning district regulations and related Comprehensive Plan text.  Changes are proposed to the permitted uses in the zone as well as to the standards for development.  For more information see:

Last updated: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 8:37am

Downtown Redevelopment: What’s the Next Phase?

Kenmore’s downtown revitalization is well underway, with new private sector investment in what was formerly known as Kenmore Village approaching $100 million since 2014. The LINQ building is nearing completion, with Evergreen Health clinic, including 7-day-a-week urgent care, to open this fall.

The Kenmore Town Square is complete, and the new Hangar community building is expected to open in August after Diva Espresso completes their interior tenant improvements. A grand opening celebration for the Town Square and Hangar is scheduled on Saturday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Last updated: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 4:01pm

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado Kicks Off the Kenmore Summer Concert Series July 6

The City of Kenmore’s annual Summer Concert Series kicks off this Thursday, July 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Saint Edward State Park. Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, a high-energy bluegrass powerhouses band from Colorado, will get you clappin' and dancin’ at the first summer concert of the series. 

Last updated: Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:48am

Have a Blast at Kenmore’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show


Watch the night sky light up and have a fun-filled Fourth of July! The Kenmore Fourth of July Fireworks Show presented by Frank Lumber blasts off at 10:00 p.m. from the Log Boom Park pier (17415 61st Ave NE). Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair.

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Last updated: Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:33am

Kenmore City Council to Host Coffee with Council on July 15

Join City Council for coffee and a conversation on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 7750 NE Bothell Way. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. Please note, Coffee with Council is canceled on Monday, July 3. 

Coffee with Council is typically held the 1st Monday at 7:30 a.m. and 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. of each month.

Last updated: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:32pm

Construction to Begin June 27 at Moorlands Park, 15221 84th Avenue NE: Moorlands Park will be closed to the public this summer and fall while construction is underway.

A-1 Landscaping and Construction of Snohomish, Washington will be completing the improvements over the summer and fall. Work will include all new play equipment, picnic shelter, restroom, paths, small outdoor stage, signage, irrigation, landscaping and ballfield upgrades such as new backstop, infield, outfield underdrainage and equipment storage shed. While the park is anticipated to reopen late in 2017, the ballfield will be closed for another full year, until January 2019, while the outfield grass fills in sufficiently to support use.

Last updated: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:40pm

Reminder - Personal Fireworks Prohibited in Kenmore

In anticipation of the Fourth of July holiday, City officials would like to remind Kenmore residents that fireworks of any kind are prohibited in Kenmore. In 2004, Kenmore City Council adopted Ordinance Number 04-0204 prohibiting the sale, discharge or possession of any fireworks including those considered safe and sane fireworks (KMC 8.10.020). The ordinance became effective June 18, 2005.

Last updated: Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:49pm
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