September 2018 eNews

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City of Kenmore September 2018 eNews

School Starts September 5th

This means more vehicles on the road, more buses, and more people walking and biking to our schools. Please give yourself more time for traffic. Let's all slow down and watch out for other drivers and children crossing streets.

School families, think about your routes to school and talk with children about crosswalks and bus loading and unloading. Bus route times and stops can be found on Northshore School District's site here:

Everyone can help set a good example and keep Kenmore’s school zones safe. Thank you for your safety efforts, and remember, 'Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore!" 


City Approves Building Permit for The Lodge at St Edward

The restoration of Saint Edwards Seminary will begin this month!  The City of Kenmore has completed the building permit process for the future 81-room lodge and associated public amenities including casual and restaurant dinning and a wellness spa.

Daniels Real Estate has shared that the construction fence will be moved further outward to create a safe construction perimeter. We will share The Lodge construction updates when possible, but encourage you to visit their project website at and Facebook page here.    

The Lodge

North Eastside Mobility Project (Metro Survey) – closes September 9

King County Metro is asking organizations and businesses in Kenmore to tell them how transit can better serve their organization, employees, clients or customers, as they consider changes to service on the north Eastside.  Check out their survey before September 9th!

PSE Relocation Project: Traffic Impacts on 68th Ave NE/Juanita Dr NE

Please be aware of traffic impacts on and near 68th Ave NE/Juanita Dr NE from Sept 10th - early November as Puget Sound Energy (PSE) starts gas main relocation work for the West Sammamish River Bridge project. Details at  PSE project team can be reached at 888-404-8773 or

PSE Relocation

Update: Seaplane Restaurant at the Town Square 

Liquor license notices were just posted on doors, much of the exterior is done and there is a lot of work happening inside! Inspections are going well and the 5,700 gross square feet restaurant is projected to open in late Fall 2018. As a reminder, the building also has 3,000 square feet of commercial space, mostly along the west side of the building. Find current updates on their website:

Seaplane Kitchen + Bar

September 11 - Council Further Discusses Lakepointe Report 

The Kenmore City Council will be having a study session on September 11, 2018 to further study the Lakepointe financial feasibility report. Executive Session will be from 6pm to 7pm, with the Lakepointe topic starting at 7pm. Council heard from consultants and the public on August 13th and this is round two. The public is welcome to attend, learn more about the project, and listen to the City Council discussion.  Check here to see the agenda item.

Lakepointe Aerial

September 15 - Next Coffee with Council

City Council invites all community members and businesses to Coffee with Council on Sat, September 15th at 8am at the Hangar, 6728 NE 181st Street. Come and get to know your City Council! Follow for updates.

New Arts of Kenmore Exhibit - Now until November 8th

The Arts of Kenmore Gallery is now hosting the Northwest Collage Society's 2018 Summer Show, Collage Squared. Come by Kenmore City Hall to see 40 amazing juried artworks by 30 artists.

Exhibition runs now until November 8, 2018. Open to the public Monday - Friday 9am-5pm. Kenmore City Hall 18120 68th Ave NE.  More info at

Art Show