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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.




What's Next for Downtown?

Thoughts you provided as part of Downtown Strategic Plan community conversations are now developing the next steps in bringing the downtown's future into focus. During a meeting February 22, Planning Commissioners reviewed the results of interviews and an online survey, and comments provided during engagement activities. Your ideas for how to retain Newcastle's character while improving the downtown area will help in creating a downtown plan that reflects what the community wants. Commissioners will also develop and update regulations to ensure that the vision for the plan aligns with future development. Continue your participation in the process to shape downtown's future by attending upcoming Planning Commission meetings, held the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 7 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall. If you are unable to attend, please visit the Downtown Newcastle Strategic Plan website to learn more about the input we received, the preliminary plan concepts, the next steps in the process, and other opportunities to stay involved.

Digitizing Newcastle's History Day

If you lived in Newcastle or the surrounding area when livestock was a common sight in today's downtown and have photos to prove it, you can share and preserve this history during a digitization event at the Newcastle Library Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collect your family photos and general photos, personal and historical documents and artifacts and bring them to the library to be scanned into a digital format. All photos and memorabilia relating to the area's history from 1850 to 2016 are welcome. Help the Newcastle Historical Society capture all aspects of Newcastle's unique history. Bring a flash drive for a digital copy of your own. If you're interested in this event, you may also want to check out a Newcastle Genealogy Meet-Up, one of many activities at the Newcastle Library. View the library's full schedule on this website.


Newcastle's Responsible Pet Owners

The number of cats and dogs licensed in Newcastle continues to grow. That's great news for pets in the city and throughout King County. License fees support the return of hundreds of lost pets to their homes and help give thousands of homeless pets new families every year. Pet license fees also fund investigation of animal neglect or cruelty, spay/neuter programs to reduce pet overpopulation, and community education services. If you license your pet, you can also expect that your pet will be reunited with you should the pet become lost. Purchase or renew a pet license online at the Regional Animal Services of King County website.


Residents Make the Difference in Keeping Newcastle Safe

Tips provided by Newcastle residents have led to the arrest of crime suspects on many occasions. Residents respond to police e-alerts sent to people signed up to receive them or to alerts posted on the city's social media. Use this website to sign up for e-alertssubmit anonymous tips or vacation house checks. You can also call the police non-emergency dispatch number at 206-296-3311 to report an incident, or go to this website to file a report about many common crimes.

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.

Newcastle's sales tax location code is 1736. The location code for the Newcastle Non-Regional Transit Authority area is 4036.


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City Council - 03/07

Planning Commission 03/22
Community Activities - 03/08