Monday, November 27, 2017


November 28th is the global Day of Giving.

On Giving Tuesday, please think of the PPQA gardens you created and GIVE as generously as you can to keep them watered and well-tended in 2018. 

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Did you know you can continue to support the PPQA gardens this holiday season---and throughout the year?? Here’s how:

·         Sign in at Select Picture Perfect Queen Anne as the nonprofit organization you wish to support. Every time you shop at amazon, sign in at and shop as you always do.

·         Sign up online for a Bartell’s “B” Card. Select Picture Perfect Queen Anne as a nonprofit organization you wish to support. Then use your “B” card by providing your phone number to the cashier every time you check out at any Bartell’s Drug Store.

Both Amazon and Bartell’s will donate a percentage of your purchase total to PPQA

We are grateful for your support. You keep the wisteria blooming more profusely each year.
                                                                                                  --The PPQA Board

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Queen Anne Community Council's Land Use Review Committee will be meeting on Monday, November 20th from 7-9pm at the Queen Anne Manor at 100 Crockett St.

The Safeway Redevelopment Project is on the agenda. Please come if you can. This is an opportunity for you to share concerns and ask questions of the Committee and its chair, Marty Kaplan.

Since the Early Design Guidance Meeting on November 8th, Marty has heard from many in the community who have concerns about the development proposal and its compatibility with our neighborhood and want to know about the possibility of leveraging public benefit opportunities associated with developing the largest project within our Queen Anne business district.

For Your Reference:
Here's the link to the EDG documents prepared by the architectural firm for Nov 8th:

Here's the link to all the documents associated with the Safeway Project:
Scroll down to where there are four tabs beginning with "Current Permit and Complaint Activity." Click on the third tab, "Documents."

**Please note that the Early Design Review Board has asked the architects to return for an additional EDG meeting. Date and time have not yet been scheduled.

If you want to be on the email list to receive notifications about this project (#3028696), contact Crystal Torres, the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections planner assigned to this project. Her email address is

Margaret Okamoto
PPQA Board Chair

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Early Design Guidance Public Meeting
6:30pm, Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Queen Anne Community Center, Rm 1
1901 1st Avenue W

We Encourage You To Attend

The architectural group for the Safeway development project will present their three alternative designs to the Queen Anne Design Review Board. This is one of the early steps the City requires developers of commercial and multifamily residential projects to take in their process of arriving at the final design plans they will submit to SDCI (Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections, aka “the building department”) for approval of their building permit.

The purpose of EDG is to give the SDCI planner assigned to this project, the volunteer QA Design Review Board, and all of us QA residents the opportunity to learn about, see, and comment on the project’s design in its early phase.

There will be additional public meetings as the design progresses, both with LURC (the QA Community Council’s Land Use Review Committee) and with the City’s Design Review Board.

Come back to check this page for updates.
The PPQA Board