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Ranked as one of the best small towns in America, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for recreation.




City Receives Highest Possible Credit Rating

On July 28, the City of Newcastle received the highest possible credit rating assignment of "AAA", with a stable outlook, from S&P Global Ratings for its long-term rating on the city's upcoming 2016 Limited General Obligation Bonds. The coveted rating is based on the city's strong economy, strong management policies and practices, budgetary performance and flexibility, very strong reserve levels and liquidity and low debt. The city's taxpayers will benefit from the rating, which will allow the City to issue bonds at the lowest possible interest rates in the current environment. Newcastle is issuing the bonds to finance costs related to purchasing the City Hall building it currently leases. Read the S&P Global Ratings report here.


Neighborhood Community Improvement Grants

New this year, the city is offering grants to help people living in Newcastle improve their neighborhoods. This matching grant of up to $1,000 per project allows residents to identify priorities and to undertake the improvement project together. Eligible projects include physical improvements that build or enhance a feature of the neighborhood or benefit the general public. Applications will be accepted year-round and projects must be completed by December 1, 2016. Click here to download the grant packet and application and for details about eligibility and evaluation criteria. Interested groups may also send an email to Wendy Kirchner, Community Activities Liaison, for more information.


Analysis Reveals Potential of Downtown Area

A study of the present condition and future potential of Newcastle's downtown is complete. The study includes a variety of data and recommendations the city will use in future planning and economic development efforts. View the final assessment and an appendix that includes an economic development profile. A consultant, working with city staff, the city's planning commission and a citizen advisory committee, began work on the study last year. Newcastle's current downtown plan, market conditions, property owner and developer interest in development and redevelopment were reviewed. With this data, the city can identify strategies to encourage development that meshes with the community's overall vision and nearby residential neighborhoods.


Remember to Leash and License Your Pet

Protect your pet and be courteous to neighbors by leashing your dog while walking on the city's trails or visiting city parks. All dogs must be on a leash while in public areas, including Lake Boren Park. Animal control officers routinely patrol to ensure dogs are leashed and pets are licensed as required. Pet licenses can be obtained at City Hall, Newcastle's QFC, or online at the Regional Animal Services of King County website. Picking up dog waste also is the right thing to do to keep public spaces enjoyable and waterways clean.


Newcastle Summer Newsletter

Find out more about summer events, upcoming meetings, volunteer opportunities, new city services and more by viewing Newcastle's latest newsletter.


Report pollution immediately by calling 425-649-4143, ext. 111, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After these hours, call police non-emergency at 206-296-3311. Call 911 for hazardous materials spills.


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