Madrona Community Council Meeting March 3rd

MCCThis month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tomorrow night, March 3rd, at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse at 7:15pm. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Discussion of how 23rd Ave construction will affect Madrona (representatives from SDOT)
  • Trees and Sidewalks – discussion/approval of letter to city regarding future funding
  • Recap of Neighborhood Appreciation Day
  • Discussion of emergent need for a Design Editor for Madrona News and a Volunteer Coordinator for Mayfair on May 16th.
  • Brief neighborhood updates: Mayfair, 34th Ave Parklet, interaction with BOOM, etc.
  • Review of Kraus Fund Applications
  • Budget report
  • New Business

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight 2/3


This month’s Madrona Community Council meeting is taking place tonight, Feb. 3, at the Madrona Park shelterhouse. Join the council and your neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • A community letter opposing marijuana shops in the surrounding neighborhood
  • Discussion of sending a letter to the City regarding future funding for the “Trees and Sidewalks” plan
  • Updates on Neighborhood Appreciation Day, Kraus Fund scholarship applications, Madrona Mayfair, etc.
  • Budget report
  • New business: Amara property, participation in the Madison Bus Rapid Transit study and ongoing issues with Metro

The Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E Spring St. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.




Madrona Community Council Meeting Tuesday At Shelterhouse


The next Madrona Community Council meeting will take place at 7:15 pm this Tuesday, March 4 at the Madrona Playfield Shelterhouse. Join councilmembers and neighbors to discuss the following topics:

  • Madrona Healthy Trees and Safe Sidewalks in the Madrona corridor, with guests invited from the Seattle Department of Transportation and SvR Design
  • Update on King County Metro Transit activities
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Review/voting on Kraus Fund applications (by board members)
  • Review/voting on Neighborhood Appreciation Day award and events (by board members)
  • Other business

Turn In Your Kraus Fund Applications

When Mimi and Martin Kraus fled Nazi territory in 1939, they left their native Austria and settled in Seattle, and were longtime residents of the Madrona neighborhood. They hiked every weekend, or skied in at near by ski lifts. When Mimi died in 2008 after a long life of 98 years, she left a generous gift of $50,000 in her will towards benefiting the Madrona parks and recreation. In 2010 the Madrona Community Council began to accept applications and distribute funds for things like renovations of Madrona Beach, restoration work in Madrona Woods, and improvements to Harrison Ridge and Madrona Shelterhouse.

Madrona Park

Madrona Park

The MCC is now accepting another batch of applications for the remaining $20,000 of the Kraus donation, and all applications must be sent in by February 24, 2014. Presentations for proposals will be made at the March 4th Council meeting, and awards will be announced on April 1, 2014 – no joke. Please find applications at and submit via email to, or snail mail them in to Bill Mahoney, Madrona Community Council Board Member, 425 31st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. If you have questions regarding the process, please send inquiries to

 Project requirements are as follows:

  • Must demonstrate public benefit of a park and/or recreation project
  • Must be within boundaries of Madrona neighborhood
  • Can be for any requested amount up to $20,000, and smaller projects will also be considered
  • Must meet approval of the Parks Department or other land-owner agency in concept and design. The concept approval should be obtained and included in application by due date
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of neighborhood involvement and support, or demonstrated need.
  • Successful projects will receive a one-time award, and should not be used for ongoing maintenance.