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Ranked by Money magazine as one of the best small towns in America for 2013, Newcastle combines the convenience and choices of urban living with the comfort and community of a small town. In Newcastle residents can live, work, shop, and play, commute easily to the best jobs in the Pacific Northwest, and return home to live close to natural areas, trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.




Invasive Snail Species Found in May Creek

A recent report from King County confirmed the positive identification of the New Zealand Mudsnail in May Creek, just upstream of a culvert crossing with Lake Washington Boulevard. The snail could be present throughout the watershed. Mudsnails also have now been confirmed in several other Lake Washington tributaries within King County, including Thornton Creek, Kelsey Creek and McAleer Creek. Special decontamination precautions or dedicated gear should be used when working in these watersheds. New Zealand Mudsnails multiply quickly and crowd out native species. They have the potential to become a serious problem for the entire region. Go to this King County biodiversity website for more information.


Register Now for Newcastle Car Show

The City of Newcastle is proud to bring back the Newcastle Car Show as part of the Newcastle Days celebration Saturday, September 6, at Lake Boren Park. This is your chance to display your prized vehicle and all the hard work that makes your passion shine. Get ready for the event by pre-registering and viewing more details on this city event page. The Vintage Vehicle Show's Lance Lambert will host the show! Awards will be given in eight categories, from best pre-1950s to best 1990s, best in show and Mayor's choice. All participants receive a dash plaque, a high resolution photo of your vehicle and a t-shirt. 


Project to Construct New Middle School Moves Forward

Renton School District is proceeding with a project to construct a new middle school in Newcastle by demolishing the existing Renton Academy buildings. The school constructed in 1963 is being removed to make way for one 119,000 square foot, two-story building. Construction is scheduled to begin late this year and continue through July 2016. The building as proposed will include 27 general classrooms, four computer labs, six science labs, three shared learning areas, career technology and family consumer science labs, gymnasium, fitness center, library, band, orchestra, choir/drama, and art studio facilities, special needs classrooms, counseling center and administrative support spaces. The school district has worked extensively with the city to determine the type of street improvements and student drop-off/pick-up areas required.


Police to Use Online Tool for Recovering Stolen Items

Newcastle Police will now be using TrackMole, a new online service, to assist in recovering lost or stolen items. But, TrackMole won't be effective without your participation. Once property owners enter serial numbers from their valuables into TrackMole, the items become recoverable. As soon as police or others find an item and match it to a serial number on, property owners receive an email from TrackMole stating where an item is, who has it, and how to get it back. The service is free, and the only information needed for a TrackMole account is your name and email address. You can easily create an account and find more information at Protect your belongings today.


Lane Reduction for Bridge Project

City of Bellevue crews have started working on the second phase of construction on a new Coal Creek Parkway bridge near Newcastle. Lanes will are now reduced from four lanes to two between Forest Drive and SE 60th Street, until September. Delays for motorists may be experienced. The City of Bellevue project will replace a deterioriating culvert with a new bridge, add a new pedestrian walkway under the bridge to connect Coal Creek Trail, and restore the stream for improved salmon passage. Go to Bellevue's project page for more information and to sign up for alerts.

Newcastle 2035 - Participate in Developing the Vision

Planning Commissioners have started the process of setting the course for Newcastle for the next 20 years, but need to hear your thoughts on the city's future. Provide input now by taking this open ended survey or this multiple choice survey. Commissioners have started to update the current Comprehensive Plan, which guides management of growth, development and land use. To stay informed about the update, place your name on an email distribution list by clicking here, and check the box for "news and updates."

Change in Hours for Development Permits

Hours for the Community Development permit desk have been permanently changed to:  8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please plan to arrive at City Hall by 2:30 p.m. to allow sufficent time for processing.

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

The City now accepts credit cards for payment.

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