Participate in the vision for the city’s future

September 18, 2013

NEW — 2:50 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013

The city of Newcastle’s volunteer Planning Commission is reaching out to residents for feedback as it looks to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan, effectively rebranded as Newcastle 2035 for the remainder of the update, is a document that outlines the city’s vision and goals for the future.

Residents can offer their opinions about the city’s future, and what they would like to see in the next 20 years in an online survey at

A statute requires cities to update their comprehensive plans by June 2015. Newcastle last completed its Growth Management Act-mandated update in 2003.

Learn more about Newcastle 2035, and how you can participate, in this July Newcastle News article:

Reminder: Public hearing on update to city’s parks, trails plan tonight

September 4, 2012

NEW — 10:55 a.m. Sept. 4, 2012

Newcastle residents can comment on proposed updates to the park, trail and recreation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing at tonight’s City Council meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

The public hearing was supposed to take place on Aug. 9 before the Parks Commission, but was rescheduled because the Parks Commission meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum.

Residents may provide public feedback as the city of Newcastle finalizes the process of updating its park, trail and recreation chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. Read more

City Council meeting rescheduled for Jan. 24

January 23, 2012

NEW — 2:45 p.m. Jan. 24, 2011

After the Newcastle City Council’s Jan. 17 regular meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather, the meeting has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Newcastle City Hall.

The council will discuss the Issaquah School District’s request for a surface water management fee waiver, Comprehensive Plan amendment, and resolutions for updating council rules and the city’s Legislative agenda for 2012, among other business.

The council’s Jan. 20 annual retreat at The Golf Club of Newcastle and the city’s Jan. 18 Planning Commission meeting will also be rescheduled to a future time and date.

Resident input wanted for online survey

December 1, 2011

The first in a series of surveys conducted by the city’s Parks Commission is available online for public input on parks and recreational opportunities in Newcastle at s/KJ329WT.

The city aims to update its 20-year, city-wide Comprehensive Plan with resident input gathered from the surveys.

One major element of the Comprehensive Plan is the Park, Trail, Recreation and Open Space Plan, which serves as the city’s guide to develop its parks, recreation and open space facilities and programs. Information provided in this and future surveys will be used to help update the Newcastle PRO Plan.

Learn more by calling Michael Holly, parks program manager, at 649-4444, ext. 142, or email