Land Use Minutes

Greater Madison Valley

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is taking suggestions for how to fix 32nd Avenue East in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, where telephone poles are placed in the middle of the sidewalk.

Residents are concerned about the area behind City People's Garden Store, where it's starting to look like a "backyard mess."

Representatives of the Madison Valley Flood Victims Association are considering the demolition of some homes for a retention pond; however, area residents are against the idea. The group will continue to meet monthly.

The Greater Madison Valley Community Council will meet next on April 20 at 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 3201 E. Republican St., in the school portable.


Residents are concerned about the parking problem on 29th Avenue South, between South Jackson and Washington streets.

The council discussed the mayor's proposal to change zoning laws in neighborhood business areas, which wouldn't require parking for new buildings. Community members are concerned that this would signal the end of neighborhood businesses if passed. The council will send a letter to the mayor and City Council stating these concerns.

The Leschi Community Council will meet next on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave. S.

Madison Park

The bus stop across from Tully's will be moved once Metro completes its notification process of the new Blaine Street bus stop. Also, the city will re-stripe the crosswalks once the weather allows.

The council will speak with the police department about posting speed-limit signs leaving Madison Park.

It was suggested that loading-zone areas be added or enlarged so that delivery trucks won't impede visibility for drivers when they park in the center turn lane.

Planning for the Madison Park renovation project will restart in two months. Also, the council will pay for a new sign at East Madison Street and Lake Washington Boulevard East that welcomes drivers.

"Madison Park Remembered" author Jane Powell Thomas is scheduled to attend the May 16 annual meeting.

The Madison Park Community Council will meet next on April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Madison Park Bathhouse, 1900 43rd Ave. E.


Real estate agent Judy Honican presented a check for more than $5,000 to the council for the beautification of the business district.

A home tour may be scheduled for September. The 2003 event raised about $5,000 for the council.

Also, the council is seeking a coordinator for its Mayfair event.

Residents are concerned about parking and the need for stop signs in the business district.

The council is considering expanding its boundaries.

The Madrona Community Council will meet next on May 3 at 7:15 p.m. at the Madrona Park Shelterhouse, on 34th Avenue East and East Spring Street.[[In-content Ad]]