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Food Drive

OCTOBER 31, 2019 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

 

FURY Extraordinary Women’s Consignment Store is holding a

Food Drive First Saturday of Every Month

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10% Discount on everything in the store for anyone bringing in food for our food drive. 

We welcome food without a purchase. Food will be donated to the Rainier Food Bank.

Please check us out on Facebook and Instagram. We receive new inventory everyday.

Fury—Extraordinary Consignment
2810 East Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
206-329-6829
www.FuryConsignment.com
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5:30

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Clothing & Fashion, Charity

Holiday Lights 2019 Call for Contributions

OCTOBER 20, 2019 | LINDY WISHARD

Winter is approaching, but Madison St. will soon be lit up with holiday lights to chase 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 $9,000. 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 Donate button near the green bird on the home page.

 

Post a Comment | Topics: Beautification, Holidays

MyKabin Officially Completes Its First Backyard Cottage As Seattle Detached ADU (DADU) Landscape Shifts

OCTOBER 16, 2019 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

A Madison Valley couple is the owner of the first MyKabin DADU build, exemplifying their special turnkey construction process that lowers costs while saving time, resources & headache.

MyKabin, a Seattle construction firm specializing in making it easier, faster and less expensive for homeowners to build a personalized and sustainable detached accessory dwelling unit, just completed its first backyard cottage build at a Madison Valley home. This comes after citywide changes to a variety of regulations affecting accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs) come into effect, loosening regulations and making it easier than ever for Seattle homeowners to build on-property dwellings. With their first backyard cottage officially completed and the city primed to welcome an expansion of DADU builds, MyKabin Co-Founders Clint Jones and Tom Todaro are eager to share their uniquely affordable, customizable and simplified DADU solution with Seattle-area families.

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MyKabin spent almost a year working with the city, engineering every aspect of the design from the foundation to the roof. The time and technology investment allow them to offer an easy, hassle-free, turnkey option for building a backyard cottage at a price most Seattle homeowners can afford. For Ronnie & Wendy Cunningham, Seattle natives and owners of the newly finished inaugural MyKabin DADU, building a DADU in the backyard of the Madison Valley home bought in 1975 had been a goal for years. But after fourteen months of navigating the city’s permitting process and receiving construction bids of over $300,000, the project seemed to be hitting insurmountable roadblocks. Enter MyKabin. “No one else was doing this, building high-quality DADUs doesn’t have to be as expensive or as complicated as traditional construction methods, the Cunningham’s is the first cottage with six more around the city to be completed in the next few months. Consumer response has been very positive,” says Co-Founder Tom Todaro.

MyKabin handles everything without sacrificing customization, from permitting and design all the way through construction, installation and inspection. This closed process is much more efficient than traditional building and allows them to guarantee a no-surprises price tag that’s far below that of typical local options. With sizes from 250-1000 square feet and options for roof design and window/door placement in each, plus a nearly limitless interior canvas, homeowners have the ability to design the Kabin of their dreams without the headache.

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At the base of MyKabin’s smart, streamlined approach is the use of their exclusive Karry Beam foundation and other specialized foundation systems that are non-invasive and can be installed in as little as one day. Removing the need for heavy machinery, the foundation systems are more sustainable by allowing almost all of the existing landscaping to stay in place. Because MyKabin does everything for one installed price, they can guarantee a lower price that’s completely transparent and unchanging, starting at $111,000 for small-size cottages.

“It was exactly what I needed, and night and day compared to what I was looking at with other options. It’s a better product at half the price. When I heard about MyKabin, I told Tom I wanted to be their first customer,” says Ronnie Cunningham. For him and his family, MyKabin was the solution to make the dream of creating a cottage on their property achievable: turnkey, affordable, sustainable, customizable. The Cunningham Kabin at 432 31st Ave E will play host to an open house from October 19-27th, 8am-8pm daily, allowing Seattleites a special up-close & in-cottage view of what a MyKabin build can be. MyKabin team members will be on hand to answer questions and to help visitors search to see if their home is eligible for a DADU.

MyKabin Open House
Oct 19–27
432 31st Ave E
8am-8pm daily

 

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Pets of Madison Valley: Halloween Edition

OCTOBER 16, 2019 | WEBSITE SUBMITTED

Here are this month’s furry friends visiting All the Best Pet Care on E Madison St.

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Duke

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9-week-old Boston Terrier

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Zeli

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Jean Luc Piccat

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Lily tried on a birthday hat.

Stop by the store Oct. 25–31 with your costumed pet to receive a free zombie treat bag!

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All the Best Pet Care
2713 E Madison, Seattle, WA 98112
206.329.8565
allthebestpetcare.com

 

 

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Land Use Notices Madison Valley Area, Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2019

OCTOBER 3, 2019 | KATHRYN KELLER

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

 

Natural Gas Piping

Seattle City Council is considering a proposal to prohibit the installation of natural gas piping systems in all new buildings. Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections would have authority to exempt natural gas piping systems necessary to install certain natural gas-powered equipment and appliances, such as commercial cooking appliances, on an annual basis where suitable electric alternatives are unavailable. 

Information regarding the proposal, including a link to the legislation, is available at this link. Questions regarding the proposal may be directed to Yolanda Ho of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 256-5989 or via email at yolanda.ho@seattle.gov

Based on community feedback, the schedule for considering the proposal has been extended. The Seattle City Council may take action on or after November 25, 2019. Please send comments to Alisha Dall’Osto in Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s office at: healthybuildings@seattle.gov or to all councilmembers at council@seattle.gov.

Notice of Public Comment

 

Transitional Encampments

Councilmember Sawant is proposing the amend the Land Use Code to modify procedural and substantive standards for transitional encampments for people experiencing homelessness. 

Amendments include, but are not limited to: (1) providing that both principal and accessory use transitional encampments are allowed on any property owned or controlled by a religious organization without approval of a permit under the Land Use Code; (2) permitting transitional encampments as an interim use on all public or private property within the City of Seattle; (3) increasing the maximum number of authorized interim use transitional encampments that are not associated with a religious organization from 3 to 40; and (4) providing for renewal of temporary use permits for transitional encampments as a Type I decision of the Director of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections. 

Public Hearing: 
October 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers 
2nd Floor, Seattle City Hall 
600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 

Copies of the proposal may be obtained online at this link.

Questions regarding the proposal may be directed to Ketil Freeman of the City Council Central Staff at (206) 684-8178 or via email at ketil.freeman@seattle.gov

Questions regarding the public hearing and requests for assistance may be directed to Ted Virdone in Councilmember Sawant’s office, by calling (206) 684-8016 or via email at: ted.virdone@seattle.gov. For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be sent by October 17th at noon, via email to kshama.sawant@seattle.gov 

Notice of Public Hearing


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2209 E Lake Washington Blvd

Land Use Application to allow a temporary use and change the use of a single-family residence to office. (WSDOT 520 Bridge Public Information Office). Parking for 3 vehicles proposed.

Notice of Application

 

Landslides and Steep Slopes

Director’s Rule 12-2019 adopts new maps to identify ECA Mapping for known landslide and steep slope erosion hazard areas.

Notice Adoption of Directors Rule

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223 27th Ave E

Land Use Application to subdivide one parcel into two parcels of land. Existing structure to be demolished.

Notice of Decision

 

1803 20th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into eight 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

 

1801 20th Ave

Land Use Application to subdivide one development site into eight 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

 

1431 24th Ave

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

 

109 22nd 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

 

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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