Sep 17, 2007

Events for week of 9/17/07

Wednesday Sept 19th, 6:30 PM, at Miller Community Center

Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting for Jim Mueller's project ( at
2051 E MADISON ST) to demolish and redevelop the land where the Twilight Exit (formerly Oscar's II) now sits. Your comments at this first meeting will carry extra weight with the Board

Here's an overview of the Design Review process, and here are notes on how to get involvedpermit status information and here's what little we know about the project.

This is the first development on Madison since the Safeway project was built. It's a large piece of land - runs all the way down 22nd to Hank and Judith's furniture workshop. The development will surely set the tone for the rest of the development that will be coming to Madison. Jim is very concerned about neighborhood views and will welcome your views and desires. It's an open secret that he's been negotiating with Dean Falls to purchase and develop his properties (using essentially the existing plans - here are pictures) - no news on that front.


Thursday September 20th, 6 PM, Yesler Community Center

You are cordially invited to join Seattle Neighborhood Group in honoring community volunteers at the Sixth Annual Community Builder Awards Reception. The awards celebrate grassroots efforts to make local communities better and safer places to live (MPNA and MaDCAP have been awardees in the past). Here are all the details.

This year's awardees include the Coleman Neighborhood Association, a very active and well-organized group of neighbors in the Central Area and Lt, John Hayes (who's been such a staunch supporter of the neighborhood) . Please join us in celebrating these local neighbors' efforts:

Location: Yesler Community Center, 917 Yesler Way, 6 - 7:30 PM. (Short program at 6:30).


Saturday, September 22nd, 10:15 AM to noon: MaDCAP neighborhood cleanup

The positive changes in the neighborhood of late allow for a later start time as we've found there just isn't as much to clean up. We will gather in the open space behind the Prince of Wales apartment building at 1818 20th Ave. Starbuck's coffee will be available beginning at 10:15. The MaDCAP cleanup is designed to bring together committed neighbors interested in bringing about positive change to the area. Being a presence on the street while keeping the neighborhood clean is our goal. We hope you can take the time to join us.

Monday, September 24, 6 PM, 1522 - 14th Ave.

The King County Council is formally hosting a Town Hall meeting in the Central Area:

6:00pm-Public Reception, 6:30-9:00pm-program

First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME), 1522 14th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

Our neighborhood has been long aware of the effects of lawlessness on our lives. We were all very relieved when the problems went away, but were very concerned when similar issues arose down at 23rd & Union.

I've been very impressed by the innovative efforts of Lt. Hayes' GOTS team, and of King County Prosecutor Ellen O'Neill-Stephens outreach efforts in our community. I'm eager to hear what's being planned by the County Council. I hope that the Councilmembers will hear a balanced spectrum of views from the audience. They should be particularly interested in hearing of the long term effects of lawlessness on our lives.

Don't forget the online Miller area events calendar, for easy access to these and other neighborhood-related activities.


dave said...

Re: 2051 E Madison, it actually appears, from the DPD website, that the development would not include demolition of the now-vacant house across the street from Safeway on 22nd and next to the furniture workshop (unfortunately). Do you have information that indicates otherwise? I was hoping that the house would be part of the project.

Andrew Taylor said...

From: Andrew Taylor []
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 2:02 PM
To: James Mueller
Subject: 2051 E. Madison

The map of the project does not include the property with the little house (just north of Hank and Judith Holzer's workshop on Olive). I thought that the project was going to include that property.




Good catch. The application is for the entire property, however we won’t own the house for a few more days, so it must have been left off the map because of the ownership.


James C Mueller
Managing Partner

dave said...

good to hear... thanks for following up, Andrew!