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West Sammamish River Bridge


Budget: Approx. $20 million

The City began the design of the new bridge in May 2015.  Design will take approximately 2 years as the City secures the necessary permits, right of way, and prepares the plans and specifications. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2018, pending availability of funding.


Walkways & Waterways


Budget: $19,750,000

 Through the "Imagine Kenmore" community engagement process, Kenmore residents confirmed that sidewalks and bike lanes on major roads and connecting to the City's public waterfront are top priorities.


Squire's Landing Float Replacement


Budget: $195,000

Removal and replacement of the old float dock during the summer and fall of 2017. The existing timber float will be replaced with a skid resistant deck surface and a transition plate for easier access. 



Moorlands Park Improvements


Budget: $2,190,020

Construction has begun to include a ball field renovation, new picnic shelter, perimeter path and play area upgrades.




SR 522 West B (57th to 61st)


Budget: $12,000,000

Design will resume in 2019 to complete improvements along SR 522 between 57th and 61st Avenues NE to increase safety, improve transit reliability, and ease congestion on the west end of the city. 


Lakepointe Development

1989-1998, 2015-


The Lakepointe project is a proposal for a mixed-use development, which will be built in phases on approximately 45 acres on Lake Washington where the Sammamish River enters the Lake. 






 SR 522 Drainage Improvements 

 Completed 2016

Budget: Surface Water Component: $633,500

The SR 522 Corridor Improvements were completed in multiple phases and stages. The ultimate goal of the entire SR 522 project was to increase safety along SR 522 and improve capacity for vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. During the project, all of the drainage was improved as well. Many new flow control and water quality facilities were added to greatly improve the water entering Lake Washington and Sammamish River. 


Rhododendron Park Boarding Float


Budget: $285,000

The City began construction to build a new boarding float (dock) for hand-powered watercraft on the Sammamish River at Rhododendron Park.



NE 202nd - Street Safe Routes to School


Budget: Approximately $1,500,000

Improvements along NE 202nd Street will include installation of ADA compliant sidewalk, pedestrian crossing and intersection reconfiguration in the vicinity of Kenmore Junior High School.


NE 192nd St Culvert Replacement 


Budget: $317,000

This project will remove an existing culvert and replace it with a new fish-passable box culvert to eliminate flooding caused by Little Swamp Creek at NE 192nd Street.



Twin Springs Park Project


 Budget: $405,000

 The 25-acre Twin Springs Park site was acquired by the City of Kenmore in 2016 from King County to be used for a public park and open space site.  The park is located on the east side of 80th Avenue NE between NE 192nd and 195th Streets.  Twin Springs Park is recognized as an ecologically rich site with wetlands, steep slopes, and existing forest.


Northshore Summit Park


Budget: $330,000

Northshore Summit Park, located at 6200 block of NE 193rd St, was improved from a general open-space land area into a park with trails, play equipment, and landscaping. 



Log Boom Park Pedestrian Bridge

Completed 2016

Budget: $264,922

Log Boom Park's original pedestrian bridge was damaged during a 2009 storm. This project sought to replace the previous bridge with a new pedestrian connection through a public easement on the marina property. 


NE 181st St Culvert Replacement


Budget: $817,600

In May 2008, a sinkhole developed in the NE 181st St roadway over the Tributary 0056 culvert crossing. Due to the structural deterioration of the culvert, an emergency permit was issued and the culvert was replaced with a fish-passable box culvert. 



NE 170th St Culvert Replacement/Tributary 0057 Channel Relocation


Budget: $1,103,400

An undersized vault located 200' east of 72nd Ave NE and NE 170th St was clogged during a large storm in 2007. The storm caused a back-up of Tributary 0057 and created massive right-of-way flooding and closures. A fish-passable box-culvert was constructed and resized to accommodate flows and relocate the stream through a different conveyance system. 


2011 Log Boom Park Restoration Project



Log Boom Park houses the Tributary 0056 outfall at Lake Washington. The outfall was failing and eroding the stream bank. Permanent erosion control measures were installed as well and stream bank restoration. 



City Hall 



City Hall's renovations were completed in 2010 and feature many cutting-edge drainage technologies. City Hall is equipped with Low Impact Development (LID) structures like a green roof, permeable pavement, and rain gardens to reduce the amount of pollution-generating surfaces and increase infiltration area. 


Last updated: Wed, 05/08/2019 - 6:40am