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Main Street fire update

The community is rallying after the July 22 Main Street Fire destroyed the Mercantile Building and the Bothell Mall and damaged other nearby businesses. A recent block party raised more than $60,000 for those affected by the fire. Thanks to the Greater Bothell Chamber and the Northshore Rotary for coordinating the Bothell Fire Fund. Many elected officials and government agencies also have offered assistance.
The City’s focus is on recovery. The City has set up a Business Assistance Recovery Team (BART), co-located at City Hall with the Fire Marshal’s Office, as a one-stop information and assistance center. The purpose is to help property owners rebuild while maintaining the historic nature of the old Main Street.

More information:
Jennifer Warmke
Emergency Management Coordinator
If you are among those affected by the fire, be sure to sign up for our Fire Recovery email list.

Traffic shift on Bothell Way Aug. 11

As part of the Multiway Boulevard Project, southbound traffic on Bothell Way will shift to the west into the new southbound alignment just past the Chevron station in the 18700 block. This is a permanent configuration starting Aug. 11.
Left turns and cross traffic will be prohibited at either NE 183rd or 185th streets for construction. When one intersection is closed the other will remain open. Main Street and Reder Way will allow left turns. 

Traffic shift details

Construction to affect trail users

From August 10 to mid-September, bicyclists and pedestrians on the Sammamish River trail will be detoured to the West Riverside Drive/Burke-Gilman Trail. The pedestrian bridge at Bothell Landing will be closed intermittently August 15-26. The bridge will be open during evenings.
Details and detour routes 

Catch a concert before summer ends

Don’t miss the last three Music in the Park concerts Fridays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at North Creek Sportsfield #3. 

Friday, August 12
Randy Linder
The Premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival!
Friday, August 19
All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980’s!
Friday, August 26
80’s Hair Rock – dust off the spandex, torn jeans and fluff that hair up big!

I-405 Open House 

Learn more about future I-405 improvements in Bothell at an open house on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bothell City Hall Council Chambers.
With funding from I-405 toll revenue, Washington State Department of Transportation plans to build a new northbound peak use shoulder lane between State Route 527 and I-5, which will provide new capacity for general purpose traffic during the afternoon rush hour. Construction is scheduled to start in 2017.
For more information:
Anne Broache
I-405 Public Information

Join the Salmon Watcher program

Want to learn about local salmon and experience the magic of watching them return to Bothell streams? Attend a regional training session on Tuesday, September 13 from 7-9 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE in Bellevue.

Janet Geer

Help prevent pollution

Recently, car washing fundraisers have caused pollution to enter Bothell streams, potentially causing harm to local wildlife. Vehicle wash water contains oil, heavy metals, solvents, and other harmful pollutants.  Help protect streams by selling commercial car wash tickets, renting a commercial car wash bay, diverting the water to grass or gravel, or hosting an alternative fundraising event. Get car washing tips. 

Janet Geer

Best Workplaces

Best Workplaces 

The City of Bothell joins three local organizations as 2016 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling. All have demonstrated a high level of commitment, ingenuity and dedication to waste prevention and recycling. Congratulations to:

  • University of Washington Bothell
  • Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure
  • City of Bothell
  • In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes
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