Madison Valley

is a charming Seattle village with a European flair. We offer an eclectic mix of sophisticated shops, services, and restaurants. Our independently owned businesses attract visitors from afar, and shopkeepers greet customers by name. Here you’ll find people enjoying the good life, strolling the sidewalks, pausing to chat and explore. Join us, say hello, and stay awhile.

 

Contact: Madison Valley Merchants Association, 4111 East Madison Street #290, Seattle WA 98112

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Holiday Lights 2018 Call for Contributions

OCTOBER 16, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

Winter is approaching, but East Madison St will be lit up with holiday lights, chasing away the gloom.

 

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Holiday Lights is a neighborhood beautification project sponsored by the Madison Valley Merchants Association. Each year the lights are paid for with the generous contributions of merchants and residents in Madison Valley. The cost to put the lights up, maintain them during the holidays, and take them down again is $8,800. You can donate online using PayPal, or mail a contribution to the address below. If we all pitch in a little, we can make the season bright!

Send a check and make payable to:

Madison Valley Merchants Association
4111 E. Madison Street #290, Seattle, WA 98112

To pay online, click the Support button near the green bird on the home page.

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, September 1, 2018 - October 12, 2018

OCTOBER 13, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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Accessory Dwelling Units

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)has been issued which examines potential environmental impacts of proposed changes to the City’s Land Use Code related to detached and attached accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single-family zones. The Final EIS includes a Preferred Alternative for Land Use Code changes that address regulations and policies frequently cited as barriers to the creation of ADUs. 

Notice of Final EIS

 

2925 E Madison St

The City's Hearing Examiner has received an appeal of the Master Use Permit decision(s) to allow a six-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 25,850 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished. The Appeal Hearing will be held on at Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Office of Hearing Examiner, Suite 4000, on the 40th Floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue. Hearings are open to the public, but generally only those who are parties to the appeal and persons called by the parties as witnesses will have the opportunity to testify. 

Notice of Appeal Hearing

 

2450 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to relocate a minor communication utility displaced by construction of expanded SR-520. Project includes a 125′monopole and equipment cabinets in WSDOT right-of way. Environmental documents prepared by WSDOT.

Notice of Application

 

2507 E Union St

Land Use Application to allow a 3-story, 7-unit rowhouse in two buildings. Parking for 4 vehicles proposed. To be considered with project at 2515 E Union for shared access. Existing buildings to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

2515 E Union St

Land Use Application to allow 5, 3-story single family residences. Parking for 7 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. To be considered with project 2507 E Union for shared access.

Notice of Application

 

525 20th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

 

115 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

 

113 27th Ave E

Land use application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

 

2724 E Union St

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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A "Top Doctor" Dermatologist Moves into the Neighborhood

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED
Arboretum Dermatology is a new medical and cosmetic dermatology clinic for children and adults. The clinic provides treatments for acne, skin cancer, and other skin disorders, as well as cosmetic treatments. Next day spots are available. Located in the Arboretum Court building at the intersection of East Madison Street and Lake Washington Boulevard, the facility offers well-appointed patient areas and treatment rooms, up-to-date medical devices and Wi-Fi accessibility.

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The owner, Dr. Carmen Berger, a board-certified dermatologist, and Rebecca Patton, a Certified Physician Assistant, are specialized dermatology providers, bringing over 30 years of combined clinical dermatology experience in the Seattle area.

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Consultations are available for evaluation and treatment recommendations.

Arboretum Dermatology
3131 East Madison Street, Suite 205
Seattle, Washington 98112
Phone: 206-462-5850
Email: info@arboretumdermatology.com
www.arboretumdermatology.com

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, August 3, 2018 - August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER
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

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119 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, 4-unit townhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be provided. Project to be considered with project at 123 26th Ave E for shared access easement from 26th Avenue E. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Decision

 

123 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three story, 4-unit rowhouse building in an environmentally critical area. Parking for four vehicles will be located within the structure. To be considered with project at 119 26th Ave E for shared access. Existing single-family residence to be demolished. Environmental review includes future unit lot subdivision.

Notice of Decision

 

115 26th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into four unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision

 

152 21st Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into six unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Application



Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, July 1, 2018 – August 2, 2018

AUGUST 3, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last five weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.

 

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2925 E Madison St

Land Use Application to allow a six-story building consisting of 82 residential units above 25,850 sq. ft. of retail space, located at ground level. Parking to be provided for 140 vehicles at and below grade. Existing structure to be demolished.

Notice of Decision

Notice of Interpretation

 

1711 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, (8 units total). Parking for14 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

1715 20th Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings, 3-unit and 5-unit (8 units total). Parking for 2 vehicles proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application

 

115 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow a three-story, four unit rowhouse building. Surface parking for two vehicles provided at 113 27th Ave E. Existing structures to be demolished. To be considered with project at 113 27th Ave E for shared access and parking.

Notice of Decision

 

113 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow two, three-story single-family dwelling units. Existing structures to be demolished. Surface parking for two vehicles to be provided. To be considered with project at 115 27th Ave E for shared access and parking.

Notice of Decision

 

236 24th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into three unit lots. This subdivision of property is only for the purpose of allowing sale or lease of the unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots.

Notice of Decision

 

Resources
Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Music in the Park Thursdays

JULY 31, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

Madison Park’s annual Music in the Park series will be held on the the first three Thursdays in August. The kid-friendly free concerts are sponsored by the Madison Park Business Association and run from 6:30 to 8 pm.

 

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Gin Creek

 

The bands playing this year are The Side Project (original music and covers, Aug 2), Gin Creek (rock and jazz, Aug 9), and Two Scoops Combo (boogie woogie blues, Aug 16).

In an unusual move, the bands will not be using electric guitars out of consideration for the neighborhood’s noise levels.

 

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Bailey-Boushay House Opens Emergency Shelter Nov 1, 2018

JULY 21, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

For over 25 years, Bailey-Boushay House has served the housing and health care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and other terminal diseases. Thanks to funding made available from Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan to serve 500 more people per night in homeless services programs, Bailey-Boushay House is now able to provide safe and accessible shelter services for up to 50 of its existing clients. The shelter will allow consistent oversight and treatment for these individuals, helping improve care and quality of life. The project is supported by the City of Seattle for November and December 2018 and will continue into 2019 contingent on additional funding.

 

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HOW IT HELPS

The shelter is an extension of our Housing Stability Project. Half of the people helped through the Housing Stability Project find permanent housing. The shelter embraces critical elements to be effective:

  • Easy accessibility
  • Crisis and interim housing
  • An environment that fosters community, with supportive health and social services
  • Rental assistance program for homeless clients

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • The shelter will open November 2018 and will run through the end of December 2018, with operation in 2019 dependent on funding.
  • The shelter will primarily serve our existing homeless clients who, today, sleep on the neighboring streets.
  • It will exist within Bailey-Boushay’s present facility. There will be no construction or roadside disruption.
  • Shelter hours will be from 4:00 pm to 6:30 am. We will continue to have 24-hour security.

 

QUESTIONS?

Attend the community forum on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Bailey-Boushay House (2720 E Madison St)

 

CONTACT US

Brian Knowles, Executive Director
206-240-3269
Brian.Knowles@virginiamason.org

 

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Fury Summer Sale

JULY 21, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Hello and Happy Summer in Seattle! It’s time for our annual summer clearance sale. Save 30–70% on all of our spring/summer inventory. We have a ton to choose from, bring a friend :)

Sale starts Sat. July 28th at 10 am and will run for two weeks.

 

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Thanks to you, Fury has been here 33 years! Check out current happenings and new arrivals on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

If you are interested in a private shopping party, please contact us for more details. We would love to host your girl’s day or night out!

Fury—Extraordinary Consignment
2810 East Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
206-329-6829
Open Tues-Sat 10-5:30
Furyconsignment.com
Email Fury
Facebook
Instagram

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Clothing & Fashion

Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, May 18, 2018 - June 30, 2018

JULY 2, 2018 | KATHRYN KELLER

Here are the Seattle OPCD and SDCI Land Use notices and City planning activities in the last six weeks for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520

 

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2301 E Union

Design Review Board recommendation meeting for a 7-story, 429-unit apartment building with retail. Parking for 252 vehicles proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished.

July 18, 6:30–9:30 P.M.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Comm Bldg- Stuart T Rolfe Room
Notice of DRB Meeting

 

2301 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story, 46-unit apartment building (45 small efficiency dwelling units and 1 apartment unit). No parking proposed. Existing buildings to be demolished. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

 

2217 E Mercer St

Land Use Application to allow a 2-story single family residence. Parking for 1 vehicle proposed. Zone: Single Family 5000

Notice of Application

 

117 18th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into five unit lots. Development standards will be applied to the original parcel and not to each of the new unit lots. Zone: Lowrise-3, Urban Village overlay

Notice of Application

 

Resources

Land Use Information Bulletins– NEW
Property & Building Activity Interactive Map
Permit and Property Records
Design Review Board
Buildings in Design Review Map

 

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Garden Party: Festival in the Evening Sun

JUNE 28, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

 

The Seattle Japanese Garden will be hosting its biennial fundraiser and celebration of everything the garden has to offer. Join us for a summer evening in the Seattle Japanese Garden sipping sake under the setting sun!

 

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Attendees will savor local wine, specially-chosen sake, Japanese beer, and a dinner menu inspired by the food found at a traditional Japanese summer festival.

Described as the “Best Kept Secret in Seattle,” this is one summer evening event you won't want to miss.

Diners will be serenaded by a jazz trio and be enveloped by the lush greenery of the garden in summer and watch as the sunset transforms the landscape into majestic twilight.

 

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All tax-deductible proceeds will go to support programming, operations and capital improvements for the Garden.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Tickets: $125
Purchase Tickets Here

 

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May 2018 Police Reports

JUNE 25, 2018 | LOWELL HARGENS

No robberies, no aggravated assaults, and only 3 burglaries were reported to the police from Madison Valley during May. Furthermore, two of the three burglaries were delayed reports of incidents that happened in April. Technically then, the count for April was 9 burglaries and that for May was only one. This is the smallest total, both for burglaries and for the total of all three types of incidents, since I started collecting data on Madison Valley police reports back in 2013.

 

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1. On May 1 police were called to investigate a burglary at business on 19th near Mercer. When they arrived, the owner told them that an alarm had been set off around 2 AM the previous Saturday (April 28th). When he arrived shortly thereafter, he found that the front door to the business locked and no there was no evidence that anyone had been inside. As a result, he decided that it was a false alarm. Subsequently a witness called the business and reported that he had seen a man enter, set off the alarm, and then quickly leave, locking the front door as he did so. Police did not search for fingerprints on May 1 because others had been in and out of the business since the burglary. As they were leaving the police were asked to investigate another burglary that had also happened on April 28 at a nearby apartment building (see next item).

2. Shortly after midnight on April 28, a burglar entered an apartment building on 19th near Mercer by using his cell phone to hack the building’s security system. Once inside, the burglar spent approximately an hour and a half roaming around the building before leaving. The next day, residents discovered that someone had opened several packages in the building’s mail room, but apparently little or nothing was taken because the police report gives the value of the losses due to the burglary as only one dollar. Video footage of the incident suggests that the burglar was the same person who had twice previously burgled that apartment complex. Police did not look for fingerprints because they weren’t informed of the burglary until May 1 and several days had passed since the burglary.

3. Sometime between 10 AM and 10 PM on May 2 a burglar entered an apartment on 26th near John by crawling through an unlocked bedroom window. The burglar apparently took only a laptop computer, and the burglary wasn’t discovered until the next morning when a resident couldn’t find the laptop. Police found evidence that the burglar had entered through the window, but were unable to find fingerprints.

 

Lowell Hargens is a Madison Valley resident and former University of Washington professor of sociology specializing in the statistical analysis of data.

 

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Summer Paella Dinners at The Harvest Vine

JUNE 19, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

 

July Paella Dinner featuring Carmona Flamenca!

 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
$150.00 per person (pricing includes food, wine pairings, flamenca entertainment, tax and gratuity)
Tickets can be purchased via our website!

Guest Arrival: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Begins: 6:30 p.m.

The Menu:

Course 1: Pimientos de Padron: fried Galician-style green peppers with sea salt & Avinyó Petillant 2017

Course 2: Ensalada el Landó: thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, sherry vinegar & garlic & Tresolmos Verdejo 2016

Course 3: Paella: chicken, rabbit and chorizo paella with saffron bomba rice & Seis de Luberri 2015

Course 4: Plato de Quesos: a selection of Spanish cheeses with accompaniments & Remelluri Lindes de San Vicente 2011

Course 5: Flan de Vainilla: creamy Spanish-style vanilla bean custard & César Florido Cruz de Mar Cream Sherry

No substitutions please.

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August Paella Dinner featuring Ben Woods!

 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
$150.00 per person (pricing includes food, wine pairings, flamenca entertainment, tax and gratuity)
Tickets can be purchased via our website!

Guest Arrival: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner Begins: 6:30 p.m.

The Menu:

Course 1: Pimientos de Padron: fried Galician-style green peppers with sea salt & Rezabal Txakolina 2016

Course 2: Ensalada el Landó: thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes with olive oil, sherry vinegar and garlic & Protos Verdejo 2016

Course 3: Paella: chicken, rabbit and chorizo paella with saffron bomba rice & Valenciso Reserva 2010

Course 4: Plato de Quesos: a selection of Spanish cheeses with accompaniments & Nexus One 2015

Course 5: Flan de Vainilla: creamy Spanish-style vanilla bean custard & Don Px 2014

No substitutions please.

The Harvest Vine
2701 E. Madison St. Seattle, WA. 98112
206 320-9771
www.harvestvine.com

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Food & Drink

Women-Only Strength Class

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Starting June 18th, Emerald City CrossFit will be holding a 10-week, women-only strength program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

This Strength Class for Women will teach you everything weight training beginners need to know. Starting with body weight resistance exercises, the class will progress to lifting free weights in the gym. All fitness levels and ages welcome!

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• Learn how to lift weights safely with proper technique.
• Strength train with other women who share your goals in a fun, supportive and motivating environment.
• Increase your muscle and improve definition focusing on appropriate levels of progression to train the entire body. 

Participants can come as little or as often as they like!

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Emerald City CrossFit
2308 E Madison St.
(206) 465-9640
info@emeraldcitycrossfit.com

www.emeraldcitycrossfit.com/strength-class-for-women

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Health & Beauty

Traffic Advisory

JUNE 4, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

The University of Washington Commencement is Saturday, June 9, from 12:30–4:30. The heavy traffic around the university often backs up in the Arboretum.

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For more information:
http://www.washington.edu/graduation/ 

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Ask a Master Gardener

JUNE 2, 2018 | LINDY WISHARD

Did you know that the Graham Visitors Center in the Arboretum has master gardeners who can help you at no cost? Yep, every Sunday, noon to 4:00, volunteer master gardeners are available to answer all your gardening questions!

 

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Madison Valley resident, master gardener, and bird expert, Penny Bolton (right) answers my questions about aphids. “Thanks Penny!”

 

Graham Visitors Center
2300 Arboretum Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112
For more information about the center, visit their website.

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Home & Garden, Arboretum
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