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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.




Discover Newcastle's Historic Cemetery

Explore Newcastle's historic cemetery by taking a Memorial Day tour Monday, May 30, at 1 p.m. The cemetery tells the stories of people who lived here long ago when Newcastle was a coal mining town. From 1863 to 1963, over 11 million tons of coal were excavated from Newcastle's hills. Hear more about the city's history and its early residents from members of the Newcastle Historical Society at the cemetery tour. The cemetery is located near the street end of 129th Avenue SE.


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.


Updated Online Survey - Lake Boren Park Master Plan

A new survey is available for the draft master plan concept for Lake Boren Park. We want your input! Please take part in refining the proposed improvements for the park. View the draft master plan concept drawing here. Comment on the master plan draft by taking this online survey. You can also view and provide feedback on the concepts at the kiosk located in Lake Boren Park. For more information, contact Public Works Director Jeff Brauns by sending him an email or calling 425-649-4444.


Pet License Canvassing Begins

You may notice a friendly pet licensing canvasser in your neighborhood. A Regional Animal Services of King County canvasser is going from door to door in Newcastle to help ensure compliance with the City's pet licensing requirements. Canvassers can be easily recognized by King County name badges, logo shirts, business cards and pet licensing documents. The trained, professional canvasser can give you information about licensing your pet and can issue temporary licenses which allow 30 days for the purchase of permanent tags. For more information, view this flyer. To purchase a license online, visit this website.


Temporary Traffic Impact on Coal Creek Parkway

Through June, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be prepared for impacts on Coal Creek Parkway due to construction of a signalized intersection at SE 66th Street. Lanes have been narrowed to ten feet wide centered at SE 66th Street and extending for about 800' in both north and south bound directions. Left-hand turns are not permitted in this area. Bike lanes are closed, and the sidewalk is closed on the east side of Coal Creek Parkway. Four lanes of traffic remain open, but periodically, contractors will close one northbound lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or later as needed. A temporary reduction of the speed limit from 40 mph to 25 mph, will be in effect until travel lane restrictions are removed.


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.


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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