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Economic Development

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Conceptual Drawing Full Downtown Aerial with PhotosKenmore has a rich history and an exciting future. Home to multi generational and many well known businesses, our exceptional location at the north end of Lake Washington provides easy access to multiple employment centers.

Following the City’s incorporation in 1998, effective policy planning and design have charted the course of downtown redevelopment that features attractive and walkable, award winning architecture and facilities.

Check out historic features such as Saint Edward Seminary, in its next  generation as the Lodge at Saint Edward, and the venerable Inglewood Golf Club. Kenmore’s on the map as the home of Bastyr University, the nation’s largest natural health university and Kenmore Air Harbor, the largest air harbor in North America. Visit the Hangar, Kenmore’s community gathering space, winner of design honors.

Check out the City’s Economic Development Strategy and detailed background report for more information.

Economic Development Strategy

2018 Economic Development Strategy
2018 Background Report and Development Capacity Analysis
2008 Economic Development Strategy

Awards and Recognition for Development and Programs

Association of Washington Cities Statewide Municipal Excellence Award for The Hangar at Town Square 2020
Puget Sound Regional Council Vision 2040 Award for Downtown Redevelopment 2019
National Association of Office Industrial and Office Parks Award for Developer of the Year: Main Street Property Group 2019
American Institute of Architects Design Award to Graham Baba for The Hangar at Town Square 2018
Association of Washington Cities Municipal Excellence Award: Kenmore + Local Business: Connecting and Growing 2018
Association of Washington Cities Municipal Excellence Award: Coolest City Hall 2015