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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.




Public Hearings on Proposed Utility Facility Regulations

The Newcastle Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations for utility facilities on Wednesday, June 29, at a meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall. This hearing was originally scheduled for June 22. Proposed code amendments would affect electric transmission facilities, like those involved in the Puget Sound Energy Energize Eastside project, essential public facilities and two-way radio towers. View a meeting agenda and the legislation proposed at this location. Members of the public will have an additional opportunity to comment at a City Council hearing Tuesday, July 19, at a meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Newcastle City Hall. Send an email to Senior Planner Thara Johnson to submit written comment or if you have questions.


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.


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.


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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