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Pets of Madison Valley

MAY 16, 2019 | EDITOR

Here are this month's visitors to All the Best Pet Care on Madison St.

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Griffy checking out our toys.

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Dragon sitting for treats.

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Addie showing off her ears.

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Siblings Flynn and Olivia checking out some toys and new collars.

Kickstart Their Kibble — ask for free samples during June and July at All The Best pet food and supplies.

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Apr 5 - May 9, 2019


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.

Accessory Dwelling Units Public Hearing

The Seattle City Council is considering proposed legislation to amend Seattle’s Land Use Code related to regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ADUs include Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs), also known as backyard cottages, and Attached Accessory Dwelling Units (AADUs), also known as in-law apartments. Details here.

Public hearing on June 11, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers
2nd floor, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue

Notice of Public Hearing

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1431 23rd Ave

Land Use Application to allow temporary use for a minor communications facility (AT&T) for up to six months.

Notice of Application


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-foot monopole and equipment cabinets in WSDOT right-of way. Environmental documents prepared by WSDOT.

Notice of Decision

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22nd Ave E Infrastructure Work

SPU owns and maintains large-diameter, buried, steel water transmission pipelines that convey treated drinking water from the Tolt and Cedar River Watersheds to customers in the City of Seattle and surrounding area. Many miles of these pipelines are protected from corrosion using cathodic protection. SPU monitors the cathodic protection system performance and determines the need for repair, maintenance, or additions.

This year, SPU has identified work to be performed at seven locations in the City of Seattle, City of Renton, and unincorporated King County. At six of the sites, a new cathodic protection system would be installed. One of the locations is in the street right-of-way for 22nd Ave E, between E. Miller St and E Calhoun St.

Determination of Non-Significance


1431 24th Ave

Land Use Application to allow a 4-story, 6-unit townhouse building. No parking proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application


1408 21st Ave

Land Use Application to allow 2, 4-story townhouse buildings (8 units total). No parking proposed. Existing building to be demolished.

Notice of Application


1625 42nd 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


201 23rd 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 Decision


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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Spring Clean Report

MAY 6, 2019 | EDITOR

We had a good turnout this year for Spring Clean. At 9 am Saturday morning about 25 adults and kids assembled at Fast Frame to clean up and beautify Madison Street. The event is sponsored by the Madison Valley Merchants Association and McGilvra PTA with help from local residents and businesses.

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“I love Spring Clean — it’s a great event where we wipe away the grime of winter and tidy up for the summer season. This year — with help from a lot of people — we were able to knock out the to-do list in just a couple of hours. When everyone helps a little it makes a big difference.

“When we started doing this several years ago, the neighborhood was a little rough. But over the years we’ve been able to clean up storefronts, plant flowers, remove graffiti, and pick up the trash. Every year the neighborhood gets nicer,” said Lindy Wishard.

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This year we accomplished the following:

Kiosk in front of The Madisonian was cleaned. It looks like new! 

The graffiti on the fence in front of City People’s was cleaned and the fence was repainted. 

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Graffiti on the post box in front of Luc, the transformer in the Madison Triangle, and on the fence next to Jae’s was removed or painted over. 

The wall of the dry cleaner was cleaned. 

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Flowers were planted in the window boxes of Essential Baking. 

Denise and Charlie, who have volunteered every year, picked up a lot of trash. 

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New neighbor Jackie helped everyone check in and handed out supplies. 

Nicki coordinated with Starbucks and the Madison Park Bakery, who donated coffee and pastries for the event. 

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Special thank you to Courtney with McGilvra PTA for helping organize this great event. 

Thanks to Fast Frame for allowing us to set up on the lawn. 

The Merchant’s Association hired Mineros Landscape again this year. The crew weeded the tree wells, sidewalks, trimmed the trees and bushes, and removed all the winter debris from the street.

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Relax and Relieve Your Stress at Body & Brain’s New Location on East Madison

MAY 3, 2019 | EDITOR

Nestled in a great location between Cafe Flora and City People’s, you can now find a place to relax, relieve your stress and improve your mind-body connection. Body & Brain has opened a new location in the neighborhood at 2921 East Madison! With centers all over the US and also in other countries, Body & Brain classes are good for managing stress, increasing energy, improving sleep and relaxation, breathing deeply and increasing strength and flexibility. 

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“Classes are suitable for people of all ages and conditions — one of the reasons I love this practice” says Manager Brianna Sieberg. “We have had 13-year-olds in class all the way up to 95-year-olds. It’s important for anyone at any age to learn techniques for managing their emotions and staying connected to themselves.”

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Body & Brain has other locations around the area and some have been in place for over 20 years, such as the one in Kirkland in the Houghton neighborhood. After some searching, it was apparent that opening a location on East Madison was a great opportunity to reach the people in neighborhoods south of 520. “We don’t have many members from this area” Brianna said, “even though we have another location close to the University of Washington. So we felt we wanted to expand in this direction.”

Body & Brain Madison Park is open now for classes and offering FREE trial classes in the month of May, so people can try it and decide whether they want to become a member. Group classes in Core Strengthening, Stretch/Breathe/Meditate and Tai Chi/Kigong are available throughout the week. The company offers special training in other mindfulness topics and also workshops and retreats. For those who need a little more healing or 1-to-1 guidance, they also offer private energy healing sessions or classes. “We have a number of clients who decide to do private sessions with us. It can be a very rewarding 1-to-1 experience.”

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For more information on Body & Brain, visit To get started, Brianna suggests either trying a class or scheduling a 1-to-1 Introductory Session to learn more about the practice. If you are interested, stop by the center or call 206-402-6538.

Body & Brain
2921 East Madison


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