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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, June 24 thru July 25


Here are the Dept. of Construction & Inspections Land Use notices within the last month for communities from 18th Ave. to Lake Washington and E Union St. to SR-520.




140 Lake Washington Blvd E

Land Use Application to allow a single family dwelling unit with attached 3-car garage in an environmentally critical area. Project includes 18,975 sq. ft. of landscaping.  Zoning: Scenic view within 100 ft., Urban residential, Single Family 9600, Potential slide area, Archeological buffer area, Steep slope (>=40%), Conservancy recreation, Arterial within 100 ft., Special grading requirement

Notice of Application


1821 29th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. Existing structure to remain. 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.  Zone: Single Family 5000, Liquefaction prone soils

Notice of Decision


2322 E Denny Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into two unit lots. The construction of a residential unit is under Project #6505296. 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. Zone: Arterial within 100 ft., Urban Village overlay, Lowrise-2, Neighborhood Commercial 2-40'

Notice of Decision


1816 M L King Jr Way

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel of land into two parcels of land in an environmentally critical area. Proposed sizes are: Y) 4,020 sq. ft. and Z) 4,020 sq. ft. Existing structure to be demolished. Zone: Single Family 5000, Potential slide area, Liquefaction prone soils, Arterial within 100 ft.

Notice of Application


107 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to allow three, 3-story single-family residences in an environmentally critical area. Parking for three vehicles to be provided. Existing structure to be demolished. Environmental Review includes future unit lot subdivision. Zone: Lowrise-1, Potential slide area

Notice of Application



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Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit


Want to learn more about how Madison Street BRT will improve east-west transit in Seattle? Want to see how your input has already helped shape design? Join us at one of our open houses this summer to learn more about the Madison Street BRT project, which will begin construction in 2018.

Madison Street BRT will serve the Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, Central Area, and Madison Valley neighborhoods.


We asked the community for input to develop the concept design last year. Join us in August to see the updated project design, which incorporates the feedback we received. You will be able to provide feedback on the updated design, including roadway and station designs, along with access improvements planned along the corridor. You will also have the opportunity to talk to Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and other City staff.

Wednesday, August 3
5–7 PM
Seattle University, Campion Ballroom
914 E Jefferson St

Thursday, August 4
11 AM–1 PM
Town Hall, Downstairs
1119 8th Ave

Tuesday, August 9
5–7 PM
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
1700 23rd Ave

August 2–16
Give feedback online!
(Link will go live August 2)

Madison Street BRT will serve the Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, Central Area, and Madison Valley neighborhoods.

Madison Street BRT will provide high-frequency, fast, reliable, and safe public transportation between First Ave and Madison Valley. The project will improve transit access on the corridor, especially for neighborhoods south of Madison St that may have fewer transit options.

Madison Street BRT is the first of 7 new RapidRide lines to be delivered in Seattle as part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle. Service is anticipated to begin in 2019.

For more information on the project, please visit our website:

If you have specific questions, or would like to schedule a meeting or briefing, please email us at [email protected] or call Emily Reardon, Public Information Officer, at 206-615-1485. 

Thank you,
Madison Street BRT Project Team


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June 2016 Police Reports


There were only 17 incidents in Madison Valley reported to the police during June, an incredibly low number. It is unusual for a monthly total to fall below 40, so June’s low total is quite surprising. Reports of car prowls almost disappeared, with only one report in June compared to a monthly average in the high teens. Have victims of this type of crime have stopped reporting it to the police? In addition, other kinds of incidents such as property damage/graffiti, petty theft and shoplifting, were also infrequent during June. There were, however, a fairly typical number of burglaries reported during June.




1. Sometime during the night of June 2–3 a burglar entered an apartment complex on E. Madison near 24th through a door that had been taped so that the latch bolt would be inoperative. Once inside the burglar entered an unlocked apartment that was being remodeled and stole $7000 worth of tools and building supplies. Police found fingerprints on a counter top inside the apartment.

2. On June 8 police were called to a house on E. Thomas near MLK to investigate a burglary that occurred sometime in the previous week. The current resident told police that someone had entered the house and stolen a blue Soma Smoothie bicycle worth approximately $700. The resident also told police that she suspects a man who she has found in the house previously when it was unlocked, and who had been in the neighborhood during the past few days. The resident gave the suspect’s name to the police and noted that he has a reputation for bicycle theft.

3. On June 9 police were called to a community center on E. 19th near Aloha to investigate a burglary. A worker at the center told them that someone had ransacked a storage room and then stolen $120 in cash that had been hidden in two places in the center. The worker noted that the two cash storage places are fairly common knowledge among those who attend and work at the center, and that a third, known only to herself and the owner, had been untouched.

4. Sometime during June 21st someone entered the kitchen of a house on E. 20th near Aloha through an unlocked door and stole two iPads. The owners learned of the theft the next day when one of them received an email asking for his Apple ID so that the data on one of the iPads could be cleared. At first the owner thought the email was a prank, but when he asked his wife to check, she found that their iPads were missing, at which point the owners notified the police about the burglary. The person who sent the email subsequently told the owner that he had purchased the iPad from someone who listed it on, and he told the owners that he would return the iPad and cooperate with the police in apprehending the burglar, described as a short white male in his early 20s with close set eyes and blond hair.

5. On June 24 police were called to a residential complex on Union near 24th to investigate an attempted burglary that had occurred sometime on June 22. The owner of one of the units in the complex had found that the screens on the west side of his unit were damaged in what looked like an attempt to break into the unit. During their investigation police noted that other screens in the complex had also been damaged and found fingerprints on them.


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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AFH Salon Nominated in NW Hairstyling Awards


Three stylists at AFH Salon were recently nominated in the Northwest Hairstyling Awards. 

Annie Fisher was nominated for the second year in a row in the category of Master Hairstylist of the Year. Jeremy Abraham was nominated for the third year in a row and his first time in the category of Avant Garde Artist of the Year. Kelsey Knutson was nominated for the first time in the category of Newcomer of the year.


Annie, Jeremy, and Kelsey


That AFH has three people nominated is noteworthy — there are only six people nominated in each category and anyone from salons in Washington and Oregon is eligible! The award show takes place the evening of October 4th, 2016, here in Seattle (exact location TBD).

We at the studio are excited and proud of our stylists! 

AFH Salon
2719 E. Madison St #E


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Early Design Guidance Meeting for PCC Site


The Design Review Board of the City of Seattle is holding an Early Design Guidance meeting to review the design of the building proposed to replace the City People’s structure at 2925 E Madison St.

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Seattle University, 1000 E James Way, STCN Student Center, #210




This is the design review for the project. It is meant to address how the project relates to and implements the Seattle Design Guidelines, and only includes site planning and design issues. You can learn more about the city’s Design Review process on their website here. In particular the city stresses in the notice about the meeting:

“...public comment at the [Early Design Guidance] meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc.) may be sent to Seattle DCI following notice of that review.”

If you can’t make the meeting, or would like to comment on the project in writing, the city will accept written comments until July 13th (the meeting date). Instructions can be found here.  When you comment, the city asks that you include:

• The project number: 3020338
• The project address: 2925 E Madison St
• Your mailing address

You can direct your comments to the Public Resource Center via:

• Email (preferred): [email protected]

• Postal mail:

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
ATTN: Public Resource Center or Assigned Planner
700 Fifth Ave, Ste 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

• Fax: (206) 233-7901


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Honey Skin Spa Featured in Seattleite


Madison Valley boutique spa, Honey Skin Spa and its owner Megan Sevcik, were recently featured in Seattleite! The local publication highlights their Illuminating Oxygen Facial which uses a special machine called the ECHO 2 Plus Liquid Oxygen Machine.


Honey Skin Spa is the only spa in the state to carry this specific, state-of-the-art technology that makes pores and fine lines virtually disappear, leaving skin restored, healthy and glowing. The treatment uses pure, clean oxygen so it’s extremely gentle and safe for every skin type.

If you have not visited Honey Skin Spa, click below to read more or visit them at to book your Oxygen Facial or custom treatment today! Ask them about their highly effective, organic skin care products for at home use as well.

Owner Megan Sevcik

Honey offers a variety of facials customized to your skin and needs, as well as the best quality lash extensions, brow and lash tinting, back facials, bridal and spa parties, men’s services and more!


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Revised Designs for PCC


The revised Early Design Guidance (EDG) packet is available for review. To download the packet to your computer, click here (it's an 85MB file, and may take a minute or two). Here are the renderings of the architect’s preferred design option:


Madison Street Looking Southeast

Madison Street Level Looking North Northeast

Madison Street Looking Northeast

Dewey Pl. E. Looking Southwest

Dewey Pl. E. Looking Northwest

Dewey Pl. E. Looking Northwest


As is customary, the packet includes three concept options for the design review board to consider. Detailed information about each design, including pros and cons are in the EDG packet. To see all the photos and read the details, you can download the packet to your computer: click here (it's an 85MB file, and may take a minute or two). 




Option 3 — This is the architect’s preferred option. SUMMARY: Terraced in the back with courtyard. See rendering below. Mass of building pushed toward Madison Street. Vehicular entrance to the commercial parking garage and loading dock is located on E. Madison St. Vehicular entrance to the residential parking garage is located on Dewey Pl. E.


Option 2 — SUMMARY: Courtyard on Madison Street. Mass of building pushed toward Dewey Pl. E. Vehicular entrance to the parking structure garage and loading dock is located on E. Madison St.


Option 1 — SUMMARY: Courtyard in the middle. Mass of building pushed toward both Madison Street and Dewey Pl. E. Vehicular entrance to the parking structure garage and loading dock is located off Dewey Pl. E.


Email your public comments to the Design Review Board: [email protected]. Reference project number 3020338. For more details regarding the design review process and various ways to comment visit: Deadline for comments is July 13th.


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