Important update: SMV appeals City's decision

Save Madison Valley has submitted its 105-page appeal of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection's approval of plans for the 82-unit mixed-use development--The Madison.

A few members of our community feel strongly that this project is NOT RIGHT. Together they have donated $17,000 as a matching grant to jumpstart our appeal. 

• A building that towers 80 feet high in an “NC-40” zone (four-story zone)? 
• Clear cut a protected grove and exceptional trees? 
• A massive building in a liquefaction zone with a history of flooding? 
• Inviting in traffic that will overwhelm our streets and intersections—turning our walkable neighborhood into a drive-through?

Does this sound like responsible development to you???

Let’s tell the City we want them to do their job to protect communities and manage development. We want our neighborhood — and our City — to grow in a way that is healthy and livable.

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Kevin Murphy of the group Save Madison Valley demonstrates the size of a new supermarket development slated for the Madison Valley neighborhood.

We want to develop Madison Valley responsibly.


Save Madison Valley is a community of neighbors committed to the livability, safety, and vibrancy of the Madison Valley neighborhood in Seattle.


The Development:

Velmeir, a Michigan-based development company, is purchasing the Madison Valley home of City People's Garden Store. In the place of City People's, Velmeir plans to construct a mixed-use building of more than 165,000 square feet with 75 residential units and a parking garage with 157 spaces.


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