Kenmore Business Alliance

April 2016
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State Of The City - Kenmore Luncheon

Kenmore Business Open House this Thursday!

Please join the Kenmore Business Alliance & City of Kenmore on Thursday, April 21 at Kenmore City Hall from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Meet local business people and hear the latest on what's happening in Kenmore. This is a free event.  No RSVP. Click here for event details.

Saint Edward Park Seminary Project
Daniels Real Estate, a Seattle-based development firm, is proposing to rehabilitate the historic Seminary building at Saint Edward State Park. The firm's goal is to make the aging building economically viable while retaining its historic character. The firm has submitted a concept proposal to State Parks that reuses the building as a "great lodge."  The project is designed to expand and improve outdoor recreation at the park, while allowing all visitors the opportunity to use and enjoy the Seminary.

The Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce & Kenmore Business Alliance Board of Directors have voted to support the proposal as articulated by Daniels Real Estate.  Click here to view a summary of the project.

Want to get involved? Sign or distribute the petition in favor of the development generated by local citizens and business owners:

Lend Your Support on the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan

On Thursday, March 24, the Sound Transit Board proposed a Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Draft Plan for public review. Included in the draft plan is a project to provide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on SR 522 from Bothell, through Kenmore and up NE 145th Street to the future light rail station to I-5.
The City encourages all Kenmore residents and businesses to lend their support to help ensure the north Lake Washington projects are retained in the final plan. The deadline to provide feedback is April 29.

Here's what you can do to help ensure these projects are retained in the final plan:

1. Fill out the ST3 survey! The more people from our 522 cities who complete the survey, the better!  Here is the link:
Be sure to support all 3 projects:
* Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on SR 522 and NE 145th St.
* Additional parking structures along SR 522 to provide access to BRT
* Light Rail Study for future SR 522 light rail
2. Send a short email to the Sound Transit Board, at: Let the Sound Transit Board know that these projects are vitally important and should be retained in the final project list to be approved by the ST Board in June and submitted to voters in November. Be sure to include where you live (i.e., Kenmore, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, etc). Remember, the email can be short - just expressing your support of the 3 projects is enough.
You can read the full project list and see a static copy of the draft plan system map in the document library:
For information on the 522 Transit Now! Coalition, visit

Kenmore Waterfront Fair
The Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center wants you to join them for their 3rd Annual Kenmore Waterfront Fair on May 14. Try out kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, dragonboats, canoes and rowing shells learn about kayak and canoe rentals and more. On the same day, Kenmore Air will have its seaplane fly-in, participate in both activities by parking at Squire's Landing or Log Boom Park and take a shuttle between to try all the activities. For more details visit

Kenmore Air Seaplane Fly-In

Founded in 1946, Kenmore Air has called the quiet shoreline of Lake Washington home for 70 years. They are celebrating this milestone May 14, 2016 with a Seaplane Fly-In. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., the public is invited to join them at their Kenmore, Washington headquarters.
Partnering with the City of Kenmore, scenic seaplane flights will be available. Guided facility tours will be available, including a look at their new Otter Hangar. Plus, you'll be able to take your photo up close and personal with a seaplane. And, don't miss your chance to hit up the local food trucks that will be onsite. Additional event details will be available at

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month

At their March 28 meeting, the Kenmore City Council proclaimed April 2016 as National Volunteer Appreciation Month. President Barack Obama has also designated the month of April as the time to recognize the hard work, dedication and passion of volunteers throughout the nation. We definitely want to send a huge thank you to all of our volunteers, including many Kenmore businesses. In 2015, Kenmore's volunteers worked a record breaking 2,800 hours toward executing City organized special events, park projects, street clean ups, office and maintenance tasks, and more. "From the bottom of our hearts, the City of Kenmore sincerely thanks the volunteers for everything they have done to make Kenmore a better place to live, work and play," expressed Mayor David Baker.

The Pavilion Building Takes Shapes

The Town Green project is making great progress. The roof of the pavilion building has been installed! The roof is composed of multiple panels of foam material sandwiched between two pieces of wood board. They are then fit into place and attached to the building. Once complete, a metal roof will be placed over the boards. Stay up-to-date by visiting

SR 522 Project Team Completes Major Construction Milestones 
No fooling, on April 1 the project team completed three major construction milestones for the SR 522 Improvement Project between 61st and 65th avenues:

1.      Began operating the new traffic signal at the intersection of SR 522 and 61st Ave N.E.
2.      Completed restriping of 61st Ave N.E.
3.      Completed removal of old overhead utility lines in the project area.

Visit for the latest information on construction progress, project photos, and to sign up for email updates.


Kenmore City Council Meeting Schedule

The Kenmore City Council welcomes your participation in the process of local government. Council meetings are held the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM at the Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Ave. NE, Kenmore. These meetings are open to the public, and public comments are accepted at the beginning of the meeting. Click here for more information including meeting agendas

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