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."
On April 7, City Council established a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Citizen Ad Hoc Committee. If you are interested in serving on the committee, click the link to download the application form and submit no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
At their March 24 meeting, the Kenmore City Council unanimously passed two motions, 7-0, 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. Read more
20-year Sidewalk Program
On February 24, Kenmore City Council adopted Ordinance No. 14-0373 containing a franchise agreement for water and sewer utilities with Northshore Utility District. The Northshore Utility District (NUD) Board of Commissioners approved the franchise agreement at their meeting on March 3. The franchise agreement addresses costs the City of Kenmore incurs for operating a franchise, including administration costs and impact on city infrastructure. To help recover these costs, a 5 percent franchise fee is included in the franchise agreement with NUD. The District will pass this fee along to Kenmore rate payers, who will see it as a separate line item on their water and sewer utility bills. Read more
On December 9, the Kenmore City Council approved a Development Agreement and addendum to the purchase and sale agreement with a subsidiary of MainStreet Property Group LLC for residential development of the 4.75 acre upper portion of the Kenmore Village Property. Read more here.
The City entered into a purchase and sale agreement with BCC-RPI for the lower, commercial portion of the Kenmore Village property in June 2013. The agreement included a six-month due diligence period, during which BCC-RPI could evaluate the property and seek tenant interest in the property. The due diligence period has recently expired, and neither BCC-RPI nor the City has elected to extend the agreement or move forward to closing. While the City continues to stay in communication with BCC-RPI, the City also now has the ability to reach out to other potential buyers, including those that made offers on the property earlier this year. Read more here.
Public areas along Lake Washington's northern tip are safe for swimming and other in-water recreation, according to assessments of lake sediments and water quality. In 2013, The City and Washington State Department of Ecology funded sampling and analysis of sediment and water in several areas along the lakefront and near the mouth of the Sammamish River. The City of Lake Forest Park also funded testing of Lyon Creek Waterfront Park. Read 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.