News & Updates

New Public Art to Grace Kenmore's Landscape

Kenmore is becoming a hub of art activity as the Arts of Kenmore expands its outreach and the City of Kenmore encourages public participation.  A new work of public art will be installed late this summer due to a small group of diligent volunteers who formed the Hwy 522 Beautification Projects campaign (motto: Let’s Beautify This!). 

Last updated: Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:53am

Community Meeting on Proposed Mary's Place Location

The City of Kenmore, Mary’s Place, and King County invite you to a community meeting on Thursday, June 8 to learn more about a 24-hour resource center and family shelter proposed for the vacant King County Sheriff’s precinct at 18118 73rd Ave NE, Kenmore. Please join us to learn more about the services that Mary's Place provides and how they can help address the homelessness crisis in our region! The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Last updated: Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:49pm

Kenmore Recognized as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Kenmore is being honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the eighth year in a row. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. Kenmore is one of our cities in the state of Washington along with Auburn, Mercer Island and Mountlake Terrace recognized as a Playful City in 2017.The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 258 communities from Richmond, Virginia to Richmond, California that make it as easy as possible for kids to play.

Last updated: Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:18pm

City Receives Statewide “Complete Streets” Award

At its May 8 meeting, the Kenmore City Council recognized Kenmore city staff for their efforts in achieving the highest level of the “Complete Streets” Award granted by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB). The City was nominated by the Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Commerce for the award.

Last updated: Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:00pm

Juanita Drive Soil and Pavement Sampling Activity Resumes May 15

A drilling crew will be onsite coring pavement and taking soil samples along Juanita Drive NE between NE 143rd Street and NE 170th Street over a duration of two weeks starting Monday, May 15.

This temporary work is associated with the voter-approved Walkways and Waterways Improvements and is necessary field exploration to complete the design of the Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements project. Temporary lane closures will be necessary between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Traffic delays should be expected.

Last updated: Fri, 05/12/2017 - 4:05pm

Traffic Safety Update: April 27, 2017

On Monday, April 24th, 2017, the City Council reviewed:

  • The Neighborhood Transportation Plan Program (NTPP) progress update
  • 84th Avenue NE / Simonds Road pedestrian safety improvements
  • 75th Avenue NE and 67th Avenue NE traffic calming chicanes
  • Proposed traffic circles on 62nd Avenue NE and 66th Avenue NE (future NTPP projects)


Last updated: Wed, 05/10/2017 - 4:28pm

King County Solid Waste Division Residential Organic and Recycling Waste Sort

On Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, King County Solid Waste Division (SWD) will conduct the second round of residential organic and recycling waste sort in Kenmore, among other cities in King County. Cascadia Consulting is the contracted company that will conduct the sampling and survey. They will drive along selected routes where organic and recyclables are being put out at the curb and randomly sample from the cans put out to the curb.

The researchers will not enter private property or approach houses or property beyond the curb collection of samples.

Last updated: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:23am

Celebrate Bike Month this May!

It’s official, the City of Kenmore proclaimed May as Bike Month! Whether you're a novice rider or a veteran commuter, the City of Kenmore and community partners around the state are rolling out a lineup of fun, free events and activities designed to celebrate bicycling:

Bike Bingo - the month of May: Explore Kenmore by bike with a game of Bingo! Stop by City Hall (18120 68th Ave NE) to get a copy of the bingo sheet and start checking off those boxes for a reward! If you would like to print one at your own convenience, click here to view the file.

Last updated: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:08am
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