Feb 23, 2011
|I thought the dealers might move down to the store (which stayed open for a few weeks)|
|but none did. Guess there must have been some direct connection between the bar and the street dealing!|
Posted by Andrew Taylor at 12:14 AM
Feb 15, 2011
- Projects funded by the Cumulative Reserve Subfund (approx. $1 Million total) can only be used for maintenance or repairs, projects which address safety issues, or upgrades related to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) like wheelchair access improvements; and must relate to the implementation of an existing Neighborhood Plan. View Neighborhood Plans online at http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/npi/plans.htm.
- Projects funded by the Neighborhood Street Fund (approx. $200K total) must be transportation-related. These projects may include new construction and do not have to relate to Neighborhood Plans, but there is less money to go around in this fund.
Neighborhood Projects Funds
Applications due to Department of Neighborhoods (DON). DON begins sorting applications by Neighborhood District.
DON distributes new 2011 applications and applications prioritized but not funded in 2010 to Neighborhood District Councils.
Neighborhood District Councils review applications and submit their preliminary list of top 3 projects to DON.
DON forwards feasible projects with cost estimates back to Neighborhood District Councils.
Neighborhood District Councils submit prioritized projects to DON.
DON announces funding recommendations to Neighborhood District Councils
Mayor’s proposed budget includes funding recommendations.
Seattle City Council considers recommendations and adopts 2012 budget.
DON announces funding awards.
Posted by Andrew Taylor at 7:28 PM
Feb 14, 2011
Posted by Andrew Taylor at 2:28 PM
Feb 10, 2011
revised plan for 22nd Ave. Click to enlarge. Compare with previous plan
The architects kindly shared their revised plans with us, and will be eagerly awaiting your comments at the second Early Design Guidance Hearing, at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 16, at Seattle Vocational Institute, 2120 S Jackson St. ( see DPD link, my report on previous hearing and the Design Review Board report).
On a brief glance it appears to me that the architects have done much of what the board requested, though the changes have resulted in the loss of the mini-park and the moving of the traffic entrance yet further into the residential street (22nd Ave. E.). I encourage you to look at their design, and come to the meeting with your constructive comments ready.
Posted by Andrew Taylor at 9:18 PM
Took this movie (and this one and this one) recently at the now busy building site on the NW corner of 19th & Madison, former home of the Fratelli's Cows.
The project was planned way back in 2001, and you'll have to visit the old Miller Park website to read the planning notes & reports (here's my one page version). The Capitol Hill Seattle blog has some up to date news about the project.
Herewith a few thoughts, from the memory banks:
In brief: planned 2001 - 2002 by Val Thomas, well known developer/architect who built the 19th Ave Lofts across street from project. Architect is Sam Cameron, who [as I recall] did the Design Review presentations way back then (as part of Streeter Architects: Mel Streeter [now deceased] was premier African-American architect in Seattle.)
Sam is now at: RolludaArchitects.com
Sam Cameron contacted me recently:
I am the chair of the Mount Zion Building Ministry and we have been working on a master plan for the Mount Zion Campus. We are in the process of sharing that vision with members of the community.
(See http://www.dkarch.com/project.php?id=16 for a previous [2004 era] view of their vision)
I met with Sam and another Mt. Zion representative: they are planning a community meeting in February to share Mt. Zion's development plans with the community. They need an upzone as part of their master plan, and hence want to share their plans the neighborhood.
They took my suggestion that we use the meeting to update neighbors on the general state of Madison Street development. Val Thomas and Jim Mueller will be there as will people from the 2200 E. Madison Street development.
Posted by Andrew Taylor at 8:46 PM