12 hours ago

Itto’s Tapas makes a November change on Summit with boquerones, stuffed dates, zaalook, and dolmes

The old Toscana was filled to the brim at a soft opening over the weekend (Image: Itto’s Tapas)

    Itto's Tapas makes a November change on Summit with boquerones, stuffed dates, zaalook, and dolmes
    A tapas and cocktails lounge is replacing a longtime Summit Ave restaurant but there are lots of reasons to be excited and zero reasons to be sad about this Capitol Hill change. "We actually aren't new to the summit area, the owner, Khalid Agour, has owned Toscana since 1999," general manager of the new joint Devrim Øzkan tells CHS.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

13 hours ago

Community crime group wants you to help form SPD’s ‘micro community’ policing plans for Hill, Central District neighborhoods

SPD’s East Precinct MCCP Zones

    Community crime group wants you to help form SPD's 'micro community' policing plans for Hill, Central District neighborhoods
    The East Precinct Advisor Council, a group that facilitates communication and meetings with Seattle Police representatives and the communities of Central Seattle including Capitol Hill and the Central District, are asking area residents and business owners to add their opinions to a set of surveys regarding public safety and "prevention programs" - The Public Safety Survey conducted by Seattle University is used to identify your neighborhoods priorities in the Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPP).
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

26 hours ago

27 hours ago

After council punt on employee hours tax, what’s in the plan for Seattle’s 2018 budget — and what isn’t

Following last week’s dramatic and tumultuous implosion of a relatively small but hugely vital components of the city’s more than $6 billion proposed 2018 budget, the Seattle City Council will be voting on a highly amended budget Monday afternoon that includes notable cuts.

    After council punt on employee hours tax, what's in the plan for Seattle's 2018 budget - and what isn't
    Following last week's dramatic and tumultuous implosion of a relatively small but hugely vital components of the city's more than $6 billion proposed 2018 budget, the Seattle City Council will be voting on a highly amended budget Monday afternoon that includes notable cuts.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

42 hours ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | Sen. Pedersen’s legislative update

The Washington State Senate convenes for Session on February 22, 2017

    Capitol Hill Community Post | Sen. Pedersen's legislative update
    Dear friends and neighbors: After five years of Republican control of the state Senate, exciting changes are afoot in Olympia. Democrats gained a one-seat majority as a result of this month's special election in the 45th Legislative District (Redmond/Woodinville).
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

42 hours ago

CHS History | Thanksgiving snow, 13th/Olive murder, B&O RIP

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Thanksgiving snow, 13th/Olive murder, B&O RIP
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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42 hours ago

Capitol Hill Historical Society | Nagle Place created this month in history

On November 15, 1899 — one hundred and eighteen years ago this month — Nagle Place was dedicated by the Seattle City Council in ordinance 5630.

    Capitol Hill Historical Society | Nagle Place created this month in history
    On November 15, 1899 - one hundred and eighteen years ago this month - Nagle Place was dedicated by the Seattle City Council in ordinance 5630. Nagle Place is among the shortest streets in Seattle. It's bounded by Pine Street on the south and Denny Way on the north, just three blocks long.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Police investigating gunfire at 23rd and Union car wash

Police are investigating after a burst of gunfire at a 23rd Ave car wash reportedly targeted a woman who fled in terror inside a nearby business to escape Saturday afternoon, according to police radio dispatches.

    Police investigating gunfire at 23rd and Union car wash
    Police are investigating after a burst of gunfire at a 23rd Ave car wash reportedly targeted a woman who fled in terror inside a nearby business to escape Saturday afternoon, according to police radio dispatches.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Community Post | This​ ​December,​ ​Seattle’s​ ​first​ ​aerial​ ​dance​ ​festival​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill

From Apex Aerial Arts

    Capitol Hill Community Post | This​ ​December,​ ​Seattle's​ ​first​ ​aerial​ ​dance​ ​festival​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill
    From Apex Aerial Arts From​ ​December​ ​9th​ ​to​ ​December​ ​16th,​ ​2017,​ ​Seattle's​ ​Capitol​ ​Hill​ ​neighborhood​ ​will​ ​be​ ​home to​​ Seattle's ​​very​​ first ​​aerial​​ dance​​ festival ​​hosted​​ by ​A​​pex ​​Aerial​​ Arts​ . Apogee​ ​Aerial​ ​Dance​ ​Festival​ ​(AADF)​​ ​brings​ ​together​ ​innovative​ ​performers​ ​and​ ​instructors​ ​in aerial​ ​dance,​ ​dance,​ ​and​ ​circus​ ​arts​ ​from​ ​across​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​welcoming​ ​new​ ​voices​ ​to​ ​the thriving​ ​circus​ ​community​ ​that​ ​already​ ​exists​ ​in​ ​Seattle.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Families of those shot by police speak out for I-940

Initiative 940 hopes to change Washington state policy so fatal police shootings happen less and so there’s more accountability when they occur. Gathering on a few Seattle City Hall steps Friday, a crowd representing 33 different families impacted by police killings gathered in support of I-940 in the hopes of preventing future deaths.

    Families of those shot by police speak out for I-940
    Initiative 940 hopes to change Washington state policy so fatal police shootings happen less and so there's more accountability when they occur. Gathering on a few Seattle City Hall steps Friday, a crowd representing 33 different families impacted by police killings gathered in support of I-940 in the hopes of preventing future deaths.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Here’s what’s on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine

The Seattle Times this week reported on the city’s ongoing restaurant boom — 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill — CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012. And many of those Hill openings came in the Pike/Pine neighborhood as the area’s auto row bones were put to new, high-ceilinged, wood-beamed uses.

    Here's what's on the menu at UK restaurant that named itself Pike & Pine
    The Seattle Times this week reported on the city's ongoing restaurant boom - 2,696 tallied earlier this year, up 25% from a decade ago. Many of those opened on Capitol Hill - CHS has counted somewhere around 172 new Hill openings since 2012.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

King County to ‘reorg’ a public health approach to juvenile justice

King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole supports the order.

    King County to 'reorg' a public health approach to juvenile justice
    King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an order Thursday directing the health department to make a plan and timeline for juvenile justice reform. Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O'Toole supports the order. "I wholeheartedly support this bold step to transform the way our community handles juvenile offenders," O'Toole said in a statement.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken

Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.

    Moving past Paseo, Bok a Bok landing next to Neumos with Korean-style deep fried chicken
    Neumos has a rocking new partner to provide chow in its adjacent restaurant space and to accompany the cold brew and cocktails it serves at its sibling bar The Runaway and inside the live music venue itself.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Central District artist’s sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment

James Washington, Jr. (Image courtesy James & Janie Washington Foundation)

    Central District artist's sculpture will be part of 23rd/Union redevelopment
    A work by an important Central District African American artist will be restored in the midst of coming redevelopment set to reshape the corner of 23rd and Union. The James and Janie Washington Foundation, a museum and art gallery to commemorate and preserve the work of James Washington Jr, announced the planned restoration of the "Fountain of Triumph" sculpture that has called the MidTown shopping center home since the 1990s.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Two big items on Sound Transit’s agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill

Sound Transit’s board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central.

    Two big items on Sound Transit's agenda for lots of affordable housing on Broadway, First Hill
    Sound Transit's board is scheduled to make two key decisions on property it owns across First Hill and Capitol Hill that will potentially open the way for big deals around affordable housing and and expanded Seattle Central. The Sound Transit Board will vote Thursday whether to move forward with two land deals.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway

Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. “He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are *his* companions. People think he’s a miniature Rottweiler, but you can’t do that,” Jeremy tells us. Doctor is a four-year-old Carlin Pinscher, which is a mix between a pug and a mini-Pinscher. “Our previous dog was a German Rottweiler, and after he passed away we had to downsize for the city,” Jeremy said. “The German Rott was a lot nicer, Doctor’s nice too, but he’s a little putz sometimes.”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Jeremy and Doctor on Broadway
    Jeremy, a huge Dr. Who (David Tennant version) fan, was hanging out near Seattle Central with his pup Doctor when we stopped by to say hello. "He loves to run, play, and get into mischief. We are * his* companions. People think he's a miniature Rottweiler, but you can't do that," Jeremy tells us.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit — overdose antidote

As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country. CHS bought a kit to find out what’s inside — and, hopefully, be ready to help.

    A new item for your Capitol Hill first aid kit - overdose antidote
    As Seattle officials spar over how to pay for safe consumption sites and where to put them, you might consider a new tool to add to your Capitol Hill safety and first aid kit. In late October, drugstore chain Walgreens announced it would begin stocking naloxone in its stores across the country.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

How Seattle ‘shared parking’ proposal could help renters — even if you don’t drive

Rendering of the future parking garage entrance to 11th Ave’s under-construction Kelly Springfield building

    How Seattle 'shared parking' proposal could help renters - even if you don't drive
    With a push from Capitol Hill and the neighborhood's seemingly insatiable appetite for parking, Seattle is moving forward with a plan that could create pools of shared parking in buildings across the city, reducing the need for developers to create large parking structures, and allowing more buildings to offer parking on the open market.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts

There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night:

    Community crime meeting takes on Capitol Hill, Central District package thefts
    There are so many package thefts on Capitol Hill that we only mention the interesting ones in CHS blotter reports. With online ordering about to peak for the season, find out how you can keep your packages safe and how you can help your building be more secure at the next meeting of the East Precinct Advisory Council, Thursday night: Experts from the SPD's burglary unit will be on hand to give you tips and answer questions.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage

    CHS Comics | What we did during the power outage
    Visit the post for more.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

The Morning News: Justice Department Probing Clinton, GOP Senators Abandoning Moore, High Winds Slamming Seattle

...THE BELL TULLS: "People familiar with the situation say the longtime Tully’s cafe at 19th and Aloha is set to close later this month," reports Capitol Hill Seattle. "According to court documents...

    The Morning News: Justice Department Probing Clinton, GOP Senators Abandoning Moore, High Winds Slamming Seattle
    JUSTICE DEPARTMENT "WEIGHS INQUIRY" INTO CLINTON FOUNDATION: The toddler-in-chief spent a few days palling around with authoritarian dictators who use their "justice systems" to persecute political opponents and now it looks like Donny is going to get to do the same.
    http://www.thestranger.com

6 days ago

$2.75 — Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer

If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you.

    $2.75 - Metro will have simplified fare structure starting next summer
    If the complicated pricing of transit zones and peak fares were keeping you from enjoying the services of King County Metro, boy is 2018 going to be a good year for you. The King County Council Monday voted on a new flat pricing for Metro transit fares - $2.75.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Seattle ‘Employee Hours Tax’ at center of budget debate

Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold’s job is to take the mayor’s budget proposal and shape it for the city’s most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle’s budget “balancing” process.

    Seattle 'Employee Hours Tax' at center of budget debate
    Seattle City Council budget chair Lisa Herbold's job is to take the mayor's budget proposal and shape it for the city's most important priorities. This week, her committee will put the final touches on Seattle's budget "balancing" process. A new employee hours tax - sometimes referred to as a head tax - stands at the center of the effort.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Seattle passes ‘Airbnb’ short-term rental tax

In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb.

    Seattle passes 'Airbnb' short-term rental tax
    In an effort to raise funding to lift the city from an ongoing affordability and homelessness crisis, Seattle will tax short-term rentals like Airbnb. The City Council passed the new tax Monday with plans for the cost to be tacked onto guest bills starting in 2019.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 14

Nov 13

Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield

(Image: WSP)

    Blotter | Driver OK after bat thrown off Pike overpass smashes through windshield
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Bat through windshield: The Washington State Patrol reports that a woman suffered minor injuries after a bat apparently thrown from the Pike overpass slammed through her windshield Saturday.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

More tough times for Tully’s: 19th/Aloha cafe to close

As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come.

    More tough times for Tully's: 19th/Aloha cafe to close
    As can be the usual around Capitol Hill, smaller local changes around big coffee can be the harbinger of things to come. People familiar with the situation say the longtime Tully's cafe at 19th and Aloha is set to close later this month.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

‘High Wind Warning’ — Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle

Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon:

    'High Wind Warning' - Forecast says gusty Monday in store for Seattle
    Batten down the hatches. And charge your mobile devices. The National Weather Service says wild winds will whip western Washington Monday afternoon: Winds have eased this morning but will increase again this afternoon/evening. Peak winds coast midday/early afternoon to 65 mph, interior from Blaine to Toledo later this afternoon/evening to 65 mph.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

Melrose community group ideas include one-way between Pike and Pine, festival street

In October, CHS reported on new colorful crosswalks coming to Melrose as part of $90,000 in improvements to the street. The community group behind that project is looking ahead to what’s next for Melrose as it continues to focus on the street’s core in front of the Melrose Market and surrounding businesses including the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.

    Melrose community group ideas include one-way between Pike and Pine, festival street
    In October, CHS reported on new colorful crosswalks coming to Melrose as part of $90,000 in improvements to the street. The community group behind that project is looking ahead to what's next for Melrose as it continues to focus on the street's core in front of the Melrose Market and surrounding businesses including the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 13

Rule #1: No ugly buildings — Capitol Hill design guidelines up for review

Boxy. Monotonous. Ugly. We’re not sure changing the process will change the results but the City of Seattle wants to hear from you at this Thursday’s open house on changes to the Capitol Hill Design Review Guidelines.

    Rule #1: No ugly buildings - Capitol Hill design guidelines up for review
    Boxy. Monotonous. Ugly. We're not sure changing the process will change the results but the City of Seattle wants to hear from you at this Thursday's open house on changes to the Capitol Hill Design Review Guidelines. "It's been ten years. A lot of development has happened since then.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 12

CHS History | Woo! Girls, Sawant pulls ahead, Prop 8 rally

Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history:

    CHS History | Woo! Girls, Sawant pulls ahead, Prop 8 rally
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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Nov 12

Nov 11

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs — most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill — and nearby — shutterbugs. Interested in being part of it? If we like your photo and it helps us tell the story, we may feature it on CHS so please include your name and/or a link to your website so we can properly credit you. Interested in working as a paid CHS contributor for scheduled assignments? Drop us a line.

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains more than 35,000 photographs - most of Capitol Hill images, many glorious, some technically amazing. The pool is a mix of contributions from Capitol Hill - and nearby -...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 10

CHS Pics | Be Bop Bars installation finds temporary home in Capitol Hill Housing’s 12th Ave Arts

12th Ave Arts played host to a unique musical experience during Thursday night’s Capitol Hill Art Walk. The “Be Bop Bars,” designed by Encore Architects in collaboration with JazzED, is an “interactive musical experience powered by people!” designed for the musician in all of us. A safe, low-voltage electric circuit completed by human touch, helps create a melody as you move from bar to bar.

    CHS Pics | Be Bop Bars installation finds temporary home in Capitol Hill Housing's 12th Ave Arts
    12th Ave Arts played host to a unique musical experience during Thursday night's Capitol Hill Art Walk. The "Be Bop Bars," designed by Encore Architects in collaboration with JazzED, is an "interactive musical experience powered by people!" designed for the musician in all of us.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 10

Ramen Hill: A brief tour of Capitol Hill’s ramen goodness

The recipe that has peaked the summit of Ramen Hill has some recurring ingredients: A legendary Japanese ramen house brings its proprietary broth recipe and one of a kind noodles to America, usually through a subsidiary or franchise, with one of its first if not only locations right here on Capitol Hill. Other recipes — like tiny Ooink — are entirely unique. But the trend is undeniable — Capitol Hill is now filled with ramen.

    Ramen Hill: A brief tour of Capitol Hill's ramen goodness
    The recipe that has peaked the summit of Ramen Hill has some recurring ingredients: A legendary Japanese ramen house brings its proprietary broth recipe and one of a kind noodles to America, usually through a subsidiary or franchise, with one of its first if not only locations right here on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 10

Help set the table local style with Melrose Market Turkey & Trimmings party

Whether you are planning to spend the day with family or at a classic Capitol Hill “orphan’s Thanksgiving” with friends, you can get your fixings local style this year (complete with slow-growth turkeys imported all the way from NorCal, if you act quickly) as Melrose Market will host a Turkey & Trimmings party on Sunday, November 19th:

    Help set the table local style with Melrose Market Turkey & Trimmings party
    Whether you are planning to spend the day with family or at a classic Capitol Hill "orphan's Thanksgiving" with friends, you can get your fixings local style this year (complete with slow-growth turkeys imported all the way from NorCal, if you act quickly) as Melrose Market will host a Turkey & Trimmings party on Sunday, November 19th: Melrose Market Turkey & Trimmings Thanksgiving Event Capitol Hill butcher Rainshadow Meats is already sold out of some sizes but still had small and EXTRA LARGE turkeys available for sale as of Thursday afternoon.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 10

Nov 09

Two days, two pedestrians hit on Capitol Hill streets

A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a driver Thursday afternoon at Broadway and John, a Capitol Hill intersection already targeted for safety improvements due to recent collisions and close calls and increased activity in the area around Capitol Hill Station.

    Two days, two pedestrians hit on Capitol Hill streets
    A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a driver Thursday afternoon at Broadway and John, a Capitol Hill intersection already targeted for safety improvements due to recent collisions and close calls and increased activity in the area around Capitol Hill Station.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 09

75 feet up and down Broadway — Seattle ‘Preferred Alternative Zoning’ plan released

With Mayor Tim Burgess’s planned noon press event in a Capitol Hill park to kick off the next phase in the process, officials have released the first look at the “Preferred Alternative Zoning” proposal at the core of Mandatory Housing Affordability, citywide changes intended to help create some 6,000 units of “rent restricted homes” across Seattle by connecting affordability mandates to upzoning parts of the city.

    75 feet up and down Broadway - Seattle 'Preferred Alternative Zoning' plan released
    With Mayor Tim Burgess's noon press event in a Capitol Hill park to kick off the next phase in the process, officials have released the first look at the "Preferred Alternative Zoning" proposal at the core of Mandatory Housing Affordability, citywide changes intended to help create some 6,000 units of "rent restricted homes" across Seattle by connecting affordability mandates to upzoning parts of the city.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 09

With possible boost from the ‘Big Blue Wall,’ Country Doctor digs in on new Capitol Hill facility

The “Big Blue Wall” formed across the West Coast on Election Night should help Country Doctor build its new expanded home on 19th Ave E.

    With possible boost from the 'Big Blue Wall,' Country Doctor digs in on new Capitol Hill facility
    The "Big Blue Wall" formed across the West Coast on Election Night should help Country Doctor build its new expanded home on 19th Ave E.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Nov 08

Rather than more talk about Seattle’s homeless sweeps, here’s what one looks like

Wednesday morning under I-90 at Rainier Avenue S, an outreach team and the Seattle Police Department performed a homeless sweep. People were living in sleeping bags, hammocks and using cardboard boxes. There were large piles of trash. Approximately two truck beds were seen overflowing, but much of the mass was made up of large slats and pallets.

    Rather than more talk about Seattle's homeless sweeps, here's what one looks like
    Wednesday morning under I-90 at Rainier Avenue S, an outreach team and the Seattle Police Department performed a homeless sweep. People were living in sleeping bags, hammocks and using cardboard boxes. There were large piles of trash. Approximately two truck beds were seen overflowing, but much of the mass was made up of large slats and pallets.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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