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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.




Comment on Regional Plans for Mass Transit

How do you want mass transit to expand in the Puget Sound region? Throughout April Sound Transit is asking for the public to comment on its Sound Transit 3 draft plan, which would expand light rail, Sounder and bus service in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties. The 25-year plan is posted at You can provide feedback through a web survey until April 29, and at evening open houses, including April 27 in Redmond. King County Metro's draft long range plan, Metro Connects, also has been released. View the plan and submit comments at, or attend an open house to comment and learn more.

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.


New Lake Boren Park Online Survey Available

Help shape the vision for Lake Boren Park! A new online survey is available for you to comment on proposed master plan concepts. View concept drawings for the park's future and share your thoughts by taking this online survey. You can also view and provide feedback on the concepts at the kiosk located in Lake Boren Park. Be sure to mark your calendar for the next Open House on Tuesday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hazelwood Elementary School, 7100 116th Ave. SE. The recommended master plan concept will be presented for review and comment. For more information, contact Jeff Brauns by sending him an email or calling 425-649-4444.


Prepare Now for Document Shredding Event

Start gathering your confidential files for a free shredding event Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot in front of HomeStreet Bank. There's no appointment needed. Just bring your documents and they will be shredded on the spot in a shredding truck provided by American Data Guard. Boy Scout Troop 499 will be on site to assist in unloading. Take this opportunity to reduce the risk of identity theft. HomeStreet is located at 6949 Coal Creek Parkway SE in Newcastle.


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.


Upcoming Impacts on Coal Creek Parkway

Starting on Saturday, April 9, and continuing for three months, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians should be prepared for impacts on Coal Creek Parkway due to construction of a signalized intersection at SE 66th Street. Rechannelization of pavement markings will occur next weekend. Lanes will be 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 will not be permitted in this area. Bike lanes will be closed, and the sidewalk will be closed on the east side of Coal Creek Parkway. Four lanes of traffic will 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.


Newcastle's Sales Tax Code is 1736 in RTA area; 4036 in non-RTA area

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