Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520
Broadmoor Water Main Lining
The proposed project increases the reliability of an existing 16-inch 90-year-old drinking water feeder main by installing a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) inside 242 feet of the main and replacement of two small sections of other downstream pipe.
Notice of Determination of Non-Significance
Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
After a careful environmental review, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
Notice of Determination of Non-Significance
1132 34th Ave
Streamlined Design Review proposing 2, 3-story structures. One, 2-unit townhouse structure and 1 structure with 3 live-work units. Existing structures to be demolished. Zone: Neighborhood Commercial 1-20′, Arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Streamlined Design Review
728 21st Ave E
Land Use Application to allow a new 2-story gymnasium with below grade parking for 246 vehicles (Holy Names Academy). An additional 32 parking spaces to be provided in a new surface parking lot, 12 existing spaces to be removed for a total of 307 parking spaces. Review includes partial demolition of existing gymnasium. Zone: Single Family 5000, Arterial within 100 ft.
Notice of Application
1644 20th Ave
Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three parcels of land. Project also includes a unit lot subdivision of Parcel Z into five unit lots. The construction of live-work units and residential dwelling units is under Project #6497160. This subdivision is for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the individual live-work and residential dwellings units. Development standards will be applied to the development site as a whole and not to each of the new lots and unit lots. Zone: Scenic view within 500 ft., Urban Village overlay, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40′
Notice of Decision
Emerald City CrossFit (ECCF) is the premier wellness experience where both health and fitness are held as top values because of the transferability it has to all aspects of life! Started in 2012 by owners Melinda and Seth Schmitt, ECCF takes its mission of creating a supportive community where you can be awesome in your physical ability and have fun doing it, seriously!
ECCF owners Melinda & Seth fell in love with CrossFit after moving to Seattle in 2010. They didn’t know anyone, but ended up making lifelong friendships from joining CrossFit and got in the best shape of their lives at the same time! The owners of the gym they joined truly changed Melinda and Seth lives first with genuine friendships, second with fitness, and third by encouraging and helping Melinda & Seth open their own CrossFit gym. “Changing lives for the better in fitness and friendship is what we are after.”
—Seth Schmitt, ECCF Owner
As the needs of their community have evolved, so has Emerald City CrossFit. Now offering a Strength Class for female identified athletes, ECCF teaches everything members need to know for weight training. The 6-week program is geared toward beginners (or those who are returning to exercise after illness, injury, or maybe are just timid to try something new) to introduce basic strength building techniques safely. The classes have some of the functional movements you see in our CrossFit classes, but this class is not focused on high intensity — although you are able to raise your heart rate. Like a traditional CrossFit class the movements are constantly varied, but there is a lot of repetition in order to learn safe techniques and master the movements.
One thing that stands out at Emerald City CrossFit is the community. It’s hard to describe. The bond between the coaches and the members and friendships formed between all are life changing.
“Being from Vermont, Emerald City has become my second home since moving to Seattle in 2014. The community at ECCF is something special. As someone who prides himself on making fitness a priority, whenever I drop into other gyms while on vacation or during work travel, I am always reminded that the community in my gym is like no other.”
–Travis Mears, ECCF Member since 2014
Travis Mears (wearing the 6 pack) pictured with his team after the ECCF Endless Summer Throwdown
"I started at ECCF in July 2014 and walked in unable to do a single push-up or pull-up. I had no clue how to properly deadlift, clean, or squat. I felt completely intimidated by the weight room at my gym and started out just wanting to learn the basics and get back to running. While after 3 years I know how to safely lift and finally have some upper body strength for the first time in my life, I'm not done here yet and can't imagine going back to working out alone. The coaches, balanced programming, and fun energetic atmosphere keep me coming in five days a week. The community that has been built at ECCF is incredible — happy hours, family picnics, and in-house competitions. You get the chance to work out with people who truly want to see you succeed and are just as excited about our achievements!"
As the changing landscape of Seattle evolves, Emerald City CrossFit prides itself on meeting the needs of current members while at the same time keeping its finger on the pulse of the fastest growing city in the country to help the community make fitness a priority. “We know our community is special and we want to share that with everyone.”
—Melinda Schmitt, ECCF Owner
Seth & Melinda Schmitt
ECCF offers a wide variety of membership options, including personal training and small business groups. View rates here.
After much anticipation, Floret by Cafe Flora is now open at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This spinoff of the popular Cafe Flora is a 2,000-square-foot light-filled space located next to the new Delta lounge between A and B terminals.
This is the first exclusively vegetarian and vegan restaurant to open at Sea-Tac, and one of just a handful of vegetarian airport restaurants in the nation!
With more vegetarians, vegans and ingredient-savvy diners traveling through America’s airports, Cafe Flora, a landmark for vegetarian cuisine in Seattle, is thrilled to operate its concept at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
“We are very excited to open Floret at Sea-Tac and let all of our guests and travelers experience all of the hard work we’ve poured into it. We’ve created hearty, nourishing and delicious items that just happen to be vegetarian,” said owner Nat Stratton-Clarke. “Now, travelling vegetarians or people looking for a healthier option, will have an incredible array of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Floret.”
Independently owned and operated, opting out of the often-utilized concessionaire model seen at many airport restaurants, Stratton-Clarke has gone to great lengths to replicate the same high level of quality ingredients used at Cafe Flora. He spent months working with his regional farm sources and purveyors to get them airport “badged” (obtaining vendor credentials) to offer the seasonal, local, fresh produce that will be found on the Floret menu.
The 80-seat restaurant serves both dine-in and grab-and-go clientele for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a full bar serving craft cocktails, Washington beer, wine and hard cider. View full menus here.
Diners can expect flavorful and creative vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes from chef Bernadette Biela, that utilize local Washington purveyors; including produce from Whistling Train Farm in Kent, tofu from Island Spring Organics on Vashon Island, dairy from Medosweet Farms, and eggs from Stiebrs Farm.
Grab-and-go offerings: breakfast sandwiches, housemade pastries including Cafe Flora’s signature vegan cinnamon rolls, superfood salads, and mixed grain bowls featuring everything from quinoa to falafel.
Dine-in offerings: hearty sit down breakfasts including biscuits with mushroom gravy, scrambles, and pancakes for kids. Dinner features signature items including the Oaxaca tacos and mushroom French dip with yam fries, as well as a plethora of salads, entrees and sandwiches.
Beverages: a visit to Floret provides an opportunity for travelers to sample many of the Northwest’s favorite beverages including Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Rachel’s Ginger Beer on tap, Tieton Cider Works hard cider, and Fremont Brewing Company IPA on tap, among other local brews. Standout nonalcoholic beverages include housemade sodas and shrubs, and Seattle-based Mystic Kombucha on tap.
Another of Stratton-Clarke’s touches is bringing the atrium-like atmosphere of his Seattle cafe to Floret. The unique Sea-Tac space takes on a life of its own, with 20-foot-high ceilings and large conservatory-style windows with tarmac views that allow natural light to spill into the dining room. Contemporary interior design elements include hexagonal cement tiles, brass accents, botanical inspired wallpaper and soft color accents that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability reaches beyond its food, featuring select furniture thoughtfully sourced from recycled and reused materials. Outlets under every bar seat conveniently allow guests to plug in and work or charge electronics.
“Plants and greenery bring a relaxing, restorative effect to any space, and we really wanted that peace for travelers dining at Floret,” Stratton-Clarke said. “We are pulling in elements of our original Seattle cafe while giving Floret a playful, modern identity all its own. The space is a tranquil and relaxing haven for weary travelers.”
Floret is open daily with grab-and-go options from 5 a.m. – 9 p.m., and the dining room seating guests from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; each serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Photos by Belathee Photography
Please help us welcome Eric Kartevold to Madison Valley and MoveMend!
Eric is a personal trainer with 10 years’ experience. He earned his bachelors degree from University of Washington in Healthcare Administration and is now pursuing his Masters of Occupational Therapy from University of Puget Sound, to be completed in 2019.
Eric has been providing health and wellness services for the past decade in multiple capacities. Through private personal training Eric has worked with individuals who have a history of pain, muscle and joint injuries, as well as acute and chronic health conditions. He focuses on providing a creative and collaborative service to achieve goals. Eric believes above all else that achieving health and wellness is about finding what works for you. He uses his broad experience to find the catalysts for your success.
Eric and his family enjoy finding new adventures in hidden places in Washington. With two boys that are lovingly referred to as his “monsters,” Evan and Eli, find new ways to challenge the world every week as Eric tries to keep up.
Licensure, Certification, and Professional Associations:
• University of Puget Sound, Masters of Occupational Therapy (TBC 2019)
• University of Washington, Bachelors of Healthcare Administration/Leadership
• National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
• 2014 Certification: NASM Cardio for Performance, NASM Integrated Balance Training, 2012 Certification: NASM Integrated Core Training, NASM Integrated Reactive Training, NASM Integrated Resistance Training, NASM Neuromuscular Stretching.
MoveMend is now providing personal training and occupational therapy (shoulder, arm and hand rehabilitation) on Saturdays! Visit our website to make an appointment or just drop in to say hi. www.MoveMend.info
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Madison Valley at Seattle’s best new restaurant, Petite Galerie, with a private preview from February 14–17! Chef-Owner Rob Sevcik’s gorgeous 4-course menu served with complimentary bubbly, roses and chocolates is the perfect date-night out.
Chef Rob, formerly Chef de Cuisine at Rover’s and Loulay, is thrilled to be back in Madison Valley with his own restaurant, opening later this month. But guests can enjoy a special Valentine’s week preview of Petite Galerie from February 14–17!
Dinner is by invite-only. Please call 206-588-1682 to inquire about an invite. First seating at 5 p.m. and last seating at 9:30 p.m.
Petite Galerie Sneak Preview February 14–17
Enjoy a special four-course Valentine’s menu or choose select house specialties. Upon seating, each guest will be served a complimentary glass of bubbles while a long stem rose awaits each guest at the table. When dinner is finished, guests receive a box of chocolates as parting gifts
This special four-course menu comes with two sumptuous options per course:
A la Carte Menu
Choose from select house favorites such as:
Petite Galerie is located at 3131 East Madison, Suite 100; phone 206-588-1682. Hours will be Monday–Friday for lunch from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.; dinner will be served Tuesday–Saturday with the first seating at 5 p.m. and last seating at 9:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. To learn more visit petitegalerie-seattle.com or follow us @petitegalerieseattle on Facebook and Instagram.