Update: this article originally said that the City had changed the name of the Kingsgate neighborhood to Evergreen Hill. This was in error. Only the neighborhood association changed its name to Evergreen Hill.
We received a press release from Michelle Burdue representing Kingsgate residents interested in maintaining the original name Kingsgate. The City did not formally change the name after annexing the area which was named after several large residential developments which helped define the area that sits above Woodinville to the north and east, I-405 to west and Evergreen Health and the rest of Totem Lake to the south.
We asked Burdue a few questions listed below, followed by the press release and link to their online petition.
Q: What is the reason for the petition?
A: A group of Kingsgate Residents were unaware of the group of residents that want to change the name to Evergreen Hill (which has nothing to do with this area).
Q: Why is this important to you?
A: To maintain the past 50 years of this area and keep the businesses which include Kingsgate in their names.
Q: Were you involved in the re-naming process which resulted in the name, Evergreen Hill?
A: No. We are against changing the name of Kingsgate.
“Kingsgate” Wants To Keep The Name
“Kingsgate” area wants to keep the name “Kingsgate” as previously designated to this area in Kirkland WA 50 years ago in 1964. There are a few residents that want to change the name to Evergreen Hill, and we want to keep the name “Kingsgate”.
- “Kingsgate” area is well known to the local residents and to residents as far away as Olympia and Blaine.
- Maps (printed and online) list “Kingsgate” as an area in Kirkland WA.
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia online:
Kingsgate is a recently annexed neighborhood of Kirkland, Washington, United States. The population was 13,065 at the 2010 census. Prior to the annexation, Kingsgate was a census-designated place (CDP).
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Kingsgate ranks 70th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
Neighboring city Kirkland annexed Kingsgate on June 1, 2011.
“Kingsgate” area wants to keep the name “Kingsgate” as previously designated to this area in Kirkland WA 50 years ago in 1964.
Since 1964 several businesses and associations have been registered with the WA State Department of Revenue utilizing the “Kingsgate” name. A few of these registered businesses are:
- Kingsgate Car Wash
- Kingsgate Dental Health
- Kingsgate Empowerment Committee
- Kingsgate Enterprises Inc
- Kingsgate Hair Salon
- Kingsgate Hair Salon Inc
- Kingsgate Highlands
- Kingsgate Highlands Div #5 Homes Assn
- Kingsgate Highlands Div 3 & 4 Home Assoc
- Kingsgate Homeowners Association
- Kingsgate Koffee Stop
- Kingsgate Library
- Kingsgate Medical Supplies
- Kingsgate Plaza
- Kingsgate Ridge Property Management
- Kingsgate Royals
- Kingsgate Skating Club
Other names associated with “Kingsgate” are:
- Kingsgate Bartell Drugs
- Kingsgate Ice Arena
- Kingsgate Safeway
- Kingsgate Skating Club
Please sign this petition if you are a Kirkland WA resident and want to keep the name “Kingsgate” to preserve our past and preserve our future.
All of the signatures on this document will be presented to the Mayor and City Council (the people to make the final decision to keep the name “Kingsgate”) of the City of Kirkland in the near future. At this time the actual meeting date has not be scheduled.
Thank you for your consideration and taking the time to sign this Petition.