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February 2024

Get involved in Renton’s 10-Year Plan

Participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update.

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Our Renton February Edition

The city is updating its Comprehensive Plan, which will set the goals and policies for its growth and development over the next ten years. This plan guides decision-making on various important topics — housing, land use, parks, economic development, and transportation.

To ensure Renton remains an excellent place to live, work, and visit, the Comprehensive Plan will incorporate policy directions to address critical priorities:

  • Plan for and accommodate housing for residents and households of all income levels.
  • Encourage various housing options, such as ADUs and middle housing, to increase housing availability and affordability.
  • Identify strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resiliency to impacts related to climate change.
  • Meet Renton’s equity objectives and ensure that all residents have equitable access to opportunity.

The existing plan was adopted in 2015, and an updated Comprehensive Plan must be adopted by Renton in 2024. Input from the community regarding priorities, values, and the future vision of Renton is crucial in shaping the plan’s policies and guiding the city’s growth.

There are several ways to get involved:

  • Send an email to [email protected] and share thoughts, feedback, or any additional information.

For questions about Renton’s Comprehensive Plan update, review materials, and other announcements, please visit the project website or email [email protected].

 

2025-2026 Renton Human Services Funding application opens in March

The City of Renton collaborates with 15 other cities in a joint application process for allocating human services funding. This collaboration, known as the Human Services Funding Collaborative (HSFC), includes the cities of Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, SeaTac, Shoreline, and Tukwila.

The city has allocated $812,000 in annual funding for 2025-2026, the same amount as in the previous funding cycle.

The application is open to organizations and non-profits that serve Renton by providing the following:

  • Basic Needs
  • Connector Services
  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services
  • Economic Opportunity/Self Sufficiency
  • Health and Wellness
  • Homeless Services/Housing

Applications will be available on March 4 via the online portal hosted by the City of Redmond. There will be a tentatively scheduled workshop to support organizations through the application process on March 4 and March 5. Applications must be submitted via the online portal on April 8. To receive notifications about the application process, please email [email protected].

See the website for more details, recipient requirements, and selection process.

Agencies will be notified of funding recommendations in the fall of 2024, with the fiscal and program year commencing on January 1, 2025.

For questions, please reach out to the city’s Human Services Division.

 

Community Calendar

For more information on upcoming events, visit rentonwa.gov/events. 

 

FEBRUARY 16: Family Dance

  • 6-8 p.m. at Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy.
  • A fun night of memories awaits with great music, refreshments, and photos.

MARCH 17: New Voices, New Music Renton City Concert Band Concert 

  • 2 p.m. at IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd St.
  • Featuring music of underrepresented composers under the
    direction of Michael Simpson.
  •  9 a.m. at Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy.
  • Competitive runners, fun runners, walkers and families all welcome! After the run kids can participate in a dragon egg hunt! 

 

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