Plans for a Madison Park waterfront redevelopment are on hold pending changes to Seattle’s zoning and design guidelines.
Madison Lakeview, 2043 43rd Ave. E., is a proposed three-story apartment building with 12 units and a below-grade parking garage for 14 vehicles.
The project went to the East Design Review Board for early design guidance in May 2017, where board members asked for more detailed information about design alternatives and directed parking to be sited at the alleyway and not on 43rd Avenue East, according to a Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections report.
The review board wanted the design team to provide different massing options that provide parking from the alley, adjust setbacks and show how the project’s design could better fit in the existing neighborhood.
“It’s a little in limbo, right now. The city is coming out with new citywide guidelines, so it’ll probably be after that,” said Tyler Laskowski, project manager with Miller Hayashi Architects, regarding a timeline for bringing the project back for early design guidance. “The owner’s kind of talking about redesign. New zoning guidelines are coming out, so I think the building design and everything is kind of in flux.”
The Madison Lakeview project would replace two existing residences — a five-unit apartment building at 2043 43rd Ave. E. and a duplex at 2049 43rd Ave. E.