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WELCOME TO KENMORE, WASHINGTON

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."


Kenmore Village Town Green Open House
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. On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the City will host the first of three community workshops from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE. We are seeking your input on possible uses, features, and design for this signature new downtown public space. 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. Project updates and dates for upcoming workshops will be posted on the City's website.


Safety Improvement Project Update
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 Seyed Safavian at 425.398.8900.


Summer Fun in Kenmore - Fireworks, Concerts & More!
Each year thousands of residents attend events organized by the City. Leap into the fun by attending a concert in the park, watching the spectacular fireworks show over Lake Washington, learning more about the police department, and joining in a day of organized play. Click here for the events calendar.


Construction Alert: 61st Ave NE Re-Channelization Project
The City will be making some changes to the channelization on 61st Ave NE between the 18100 Block and 19400 Block. This work will include the removal of existing painted pavement markings and the installation of new painted markings. The purpose of this work is to improve safety for all modes of transportation: pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular traffic.


New Skate Court Workshop Series
The City and design consultant Hewitt Architects will host a series of public workshops seeking input from the skateboarding community. The City is in the preliminary stages in designing a new skate court and is seeking direct feedback from end users on what they would like to see incorporated into the park. The workshop dates are June 10, July 8 & July 29 starting at 6 p.m.

The new skate court will relocate to City Hall and replace the Jack V. Crawford Skate Park previously located just west of City Hall. Should you have any questions about the project or how to get involved, please contact Parks Project Manager Marc Connelly at 425-398-8900 ext. 6182 or at mconnelly@kenmorewa.gov.


Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety
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
Bicycle Strategy 

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Ad Hoc Citizen Committee
Thank you to the 100+ people for sharing your input on pedestrian and bicycle safety through the online survey and at the Town Hall Meeting on June 24. Your comments will help the committee and staff in moving forward with the creation of the pedestrian and bicycle strategy.


Business Seminar Series
The City invites current and potential business people to attend a free business seminar series. Presenters include mentors that are working with Kenmore Business Incubator businesses. The June 26 session - "Marketing Planning: Know Your Customer" will be instructed by Barry Weisband, Kenmore Business Incubator program consultant. Learn the key elements needed in a good marketing plan. No matter how it's organized, the marketing plan should be a straightforward, easily understood company document. It should provide a clear direction for short-term marketing and strategic marketing direction. Basic principles such as price, product, place, and promotion will be discussed. Click here for details and to view the entire schedule.


Kenmore Newsletter - May & June 2014
The May issue of the Kenmore Newsletter highlights pedestrian and bicycle safety, community events, economic development, award programs, and more!

The June issue of the Kenmore Newsletter focuses on summer events and activities!


Lake Sediments Safe in Kenmore Area
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


Coffee with Council
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.


Kenmore Business Incubator
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.

       
 
   
 

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Wallace Swamp Creek Park: Annual Pond Dredging Begins Monday, July 21 - Areas of Park Closed to the Public 
TRAFFIC ALERT: Juanita Drive Overlay Notification
TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-90 Closure between Bellevue and Mercer Island
Bid Results for 2014 Wallace Swamp Creek Park Pond Dredging Project
TRAFFIC ALERT: Tributary 0057 Culvert Construction - NE 170th St/Simonds Rd between 72nd Ave NE & 75th Ave NE
Kenmore Concrete Package - Solicitation for Bids
Snohomish County Paving Project Alert - Possible Impacts on Traffic near Northern City Limits
TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: New Stop Sign at 67th Ave NE & NE 181st Street
TRAFFIC ALERT: 61st Ave NE Re-Channelization Project
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