10 hours ago

CHS History | Capitol Hill Station’s first Christmas, Tallulah’s born, dognapping

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

    CHS History | Capitol Hill Station's first Christmas, Tallulah's born, dognapping
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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10 hours ago

Capitol Hill Historical Society | E Pine’s Colman Automotive on the National Register

Colman Automotive in 2014 (Photo by Joe Mabel / Wikimeda)

    Capitol Hill Historical Society | E Pine's Colman Automotive on the National Register
    The Colman Automotive Building entered the National Parks Service's National Register of Historic Places very recently - in 2013. It is not currently a City of Seattle Landmark, but the national listing is good enough for it to make our Landmarks Profile roundup.
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18 hours ago

33 hours ago

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

33 hours ago

Grants power new solar arrays atop Harborview, Seattle Central

(Image: Harborview Medical Center)

    Grants power new solar arrays atop Harborview, Seattle Central
    First Hill's Harborview is installing the largest solar array of any hospital in the state with help from City of Seattle and federal grants. "Harborview is committed to sustainability in our operations," Pam Jorgensen, assistant the hospital's administrator of facilities and engineering said in the announcement of the project.
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42 hours ago

2 days ago

Here’s what owner Stowell says about closing Anchovies and Olives

(Image: Anchovies and Olives)

    Here's what owner Stowell says about closing Anchovies and Olives
    After eight years of business, Anchovies and Olives will close to end 2017. Seattle restaurateur Ethan Stowell, one of the city's most prolific chef/owners, says not to try to read too much into the closure. It's not always about trends and demographics. Sometimes, it's just time for restaurants to close.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

CHS Pics | A happy hilladays Capitol Hill Art Walk

Thursday’s Capitol Hill Art Walk featured a small swarm of miniature art sales and a few shows with fun twists from La Croix to neon. Here are a few sugar-plum visions of a busy night for artful events around Capitol Hill.

    CHS Pics | A happy hilladays Capitol Hill Art Walk
    Thursday's Capitol Hill Art Walk featured a small swarm of miniature art sales and a few shows with fun twists from La Croix to neon. Here are a few sugar-plum visions of a busy night for artful events around Capitol Hill. For more things to get out and do this weekend, check out the CHS Happy Hilladays Calendar.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Westman’s Bagels and Coffee bringing ‘morning culture’ to E Madison

Highly anticipated Westman’s Bagels and Coffee is nearly ready to serve up its first boiled and baked masterpieces with just the right amount of schmear — maybe even opening in time to enjoy a few of the final days of Chanukah. Sometimes big expectations get packed into small spaces on Capitol Hill.

    Westman's Bagels and Coffee bringing 'morning culture' to E Madison
    Highly anticipated Westman's Bagels and Coffee is nearly ready to serve up its first boiled and baked masterpieces with just the right amount of schmear - maybe even opening in time to enjoy a few of the final days of Chanukah. Sometimes big expectations get packed into small spaces on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Take a walk through what a well-lit Cal Anderson would look like

Proposals for transforming the lighting of Capitol Hill’s central Cal Anderson Park to make the space safer and friendlier to nighttime visitors were unveiled Thursday night at a community open house.

    Take a walk through what a well-lit Cal Anderson would look like
    Proposals for transforming the lighting of Capitol Hill's central Cal Anderson Park to make the space safer and friendlier to nighttime visitors were unveiled Thursday night at a community open house. Here is a walk through the park with the elements recommended by Seattle design firm the Berger Partnership.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Aurea and Raider in Volunteer Park

CHS caught up with Aurea Astro and Raider at the Holiday in the Park event at Volunteer Park. Raider is a pit bull/lab mix who is about seven. Raider is usually never without her ball but lost it on the way to the park that night. Aurea and Raider were united on Christmas Eve two years ago and so far “it has worked out” for the both of them. If you find Raider’s ball, let us know.

    Capitol Hill Pets | Aurea and Raider in Volunteer Park
    CHS caught up with Aurea Astro and Raider at the Holiday in the Park event at Volunteer Park. Raider is a pit bull/lab mix who is about seven. Raider is usually never without her ball but lost it on the way to the park that night.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Starbucks making Capitol Hill ‘move’ of its Broadway/Republican cafe

Broadway and Denny’s coming soon Starbucks

    Starbucks making Capitol Hill 'move' of its Broadway/Republican cafe
    The Seattle-based coffee giant is pretty much ruining the joke. There won't be a Starbucks on every corner on Broadway. Employees at the Broadway and Republican location are telling customers that, come 2018, the shop will be "moving" to the new 101 Broadway building, across from Capitol Hill Station at Broadway and Denny.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Victrola expanding coffee roasting operations off Hill but Pike’s small-batch beans will stay

Inside Pike Victrola’s roasting room (Image: Victrola Roasters)

    Victrola expanding coffee roasting operations off Hill but Pike's small-batch beans will stay
    Capitol Hill remains fertile ground for coffee bean roasting but the area's tight quarters will mean one player is downsizing its on-Hill operations.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Blotter | Victim reports hate crime in Broadway pepper spray assault

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | Victim reports hate crime in Broadway pepper spray assault
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Broadway pepper spray assault: A man reported a possible hate crime after a pepper spray attack last Thursday night on Capitol Hill.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

‘Pick two of your favorites from these images’ — Take this survey to help shape the next decade of Capitol Hill development

In November, CHS reported on the process to update the Capitol Hill Design Guidelines — Rule #1: No ugly buildings, we quipped. The guidelines, which haven’t been updated since 2005, serve as a neighborhood-specific vetting framework for projects that go through the city’s broader design review process. These guidelines inform how design review boards evaluate the exterior aesthetic of proposed projects (the guidelines include metrics such as building materials and building shape).

    'Pick two of your favorites from these images' - Take this survey to help shape the next decade of Capitol Hill development
    In November, CHS reported on the process to update the Capitol Hill Design Guidelines - Rule #1: No ugly buildings, we quipped. The guidelines, which haven't been updated since 2005, serve as a neighborhood-specific vetting framework for projects that go through the city's broader design review process.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Sawant to chair City Council’s new committee dedicated to homelessness services, renters rights

Seattle City Council fans, grab your popcorn. The new committee assignments are out and you’ll be seeing some familiar faces in new roles in council business in 2018.

    Sawant to chair City Council's new committee dedicated to homelessness services, renters rights
    Seattle City Council fans, grab your popcorn. The new committee assignments are out and you'll be seeing some familiar faces in new roles in council business in 2018. District 3 representative Kshama Sawant will start the third year of her four-year term with a new assignment for the council as chair of the newly formed Human Services, Equitable Development, and Renter Rights Committee.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Design review: Pratt Fine Arts Center development in the CD, ‘upscale’ small efficiency project on Capitol Hill

A development set to create market-rate housing and reshape a key block of Central District arts and culture and a project that proves Capitol Hill microhousing is not dead will both take their debut bows in front of the East Design Review Board Wednesday night.

    Design review: Pratt Fine Arts Center development in the CD, 'upscale' small efficiency project on Capitol Hill
    A development set to create market-rate housing and reshape a key block of Central District arts and culture and a project that proves Capitol Hill microhousing is not dead will both take their debut bows in front of the East Design Review Board Wednesday night.
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5 days ago

CHS Pics | Hillary Clinton draws a crowd — and cookies, capes, and cheers — on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

Bigly loser Hillary Clinton still has lots of fans on Capitol Hill. Readers carrying her new book, What Happened, lined up on a chilly Tuesday outside 10th Ave’s Elliott Bay Book Company where the politician who nearly became the nation’s first woman president made a signing appearance.

    CHS Pics | Hillary Clinton draws a crowd - and cookies, capes, and cheers - on Seattle's Capitol Hill
    Bigly loser Hillary Clinton still has lots of fans on Capitol Hill. Readers carrying her new book, What Happened, lined up on a chilly Tuesday outside 10th Ave's Elliott Bay Book Company where the politician who nearly became the nation's first woman president made a signing appearance.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Seattle labor opposition continues for New Seasons plans at 23rd and Union

Pro-labor advocates opposed to the grocery chain’s planned arrival in the Central District gathered outside the office of Lake Union Partners Monday afternoon to hand over a letter asking the developer to reconsider plans for Portland-based New Seasons to anchor the East Union mixed-use project.

    Seattle labor opposition continues for New Seasons plans at 23rd and Union
    Pro-labor advocates opposed to the grocery chain's planned arrival in the Central District gathered outside the office of Lake Union Partners Monday afternoon to hand over a letter asking the developer to reconsider plans for Portland-based New Seasons to anchor the East Union mixed-use project.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

To push back on short-term rental boom, Seattle adds new Airbnb regulations

The Seattle City Council followed through Monday on a second piece of legislation to further regulate the short term rental market in the city and raise new funding from the industry.

    To push back on short-term rental boom, Seattle adds new Airbnb regulations
    The Seattle City Council followed through Monday on a second piece of legislation to further regulate the short term rental market in the city and raise new funding from the industry. Council members approved a package of rules that will limit owners to only two units at a time on services like Airbnb.
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5 days ago

Capitol Hill Housing project at 14th and Union will create affordable LGBTQ-focused senior housing

True affordability means keeping rents in the city down for everybody. An effort to help Capitol Hill Housing shape “Seattle’s first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing development” at 14th and Union will take another step forward next week with a Community Visioning Workshop:

    Capitol Hill Housing project at 14th and Union will create affordable LGBTQ-focused senior housing
    True affordability means keeping rents in the city down for everybody. An effort to help Capitol Hill Housing shape "Seattle's first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing development" at 14th and Union will take another step forward next week with a Community Visioning Workshop: LGBTQ-Affirming Affordable Senior Housing: Community Visioning Workshop "We've heard consistently from the community about the need for a place where LGBTQ elders in the community could age," said Ashwin Warrior, Capitol Hill Housing spokesperson.
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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Blotter | Deadly Columbia City shooting ends on First Hill

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | Deadly Columbia City shooting ends on First Hill
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.
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6 days ago

CHS Pics | Punk Rock Flea Market makes Central District Red Apple temporary home

Given the coming changes at 23rd and Jackson, the shuttered Red Apple in the shopping center acquired for Vulcan redevelopment can be a symbol of pretty much anything you want — gentrification, displacement, change. But last week, it was simply a giant shuttered space full of old grocery infrastructure that needed to be cleared out. The Punk Rock Flea Market was in full scramble mode to find its 2017 one-weekend home after previous plans fell through. So those shelves — and much much more — needed to come out.

    CHS Pics | Punk Rock Flea Market makes Central District Red Apple temporary home
    Given the coming changes at 23rd and Jackson, the shuttered Red Apple in the shopping center acquired for Vulcan redevelopment can be a symbol of pretty much anything you want - gentrification, displacement, change. But last week, it was simply a giant shuttered space full of old grocery infrastructure that needed to be cleared out.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

As SPD’s report on Lyles fatal shooting released, I-940 make last push for signatures

(Image: Alliance for Gun Responsibility)

    As SPD's report on Lyles fatal shooting released, I-940 make last push for signatures
    Organizers pushing for Initiative 940 to provide law enforcement officers more training on de-escalating lethal situations while eliminating Washington's so-called "malice standard" for prosecuting police killings say they want to be doubly sure they have enough signatures to quality for the ballot.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Clock starts ticking for Seattle task force to find revenue for homelessness services

While the Seattle City Council dramatically voted down a proposed tax on big businesses to fund homelessness services (otherwise known as the employee head tax) during last month’s contentious budget city budget negotiations, they also passed a resolution establishing a task force to study the same tax they had just voted down as well as other potential ways to pay for homelessness services.

    Clock starts ticking for Seattle task force to find revenue for homelessness services
    While the Seattle City Council dramatically voted down a proposed tax on big businesses to fund homelessness services (otherwise known as the employee head tax) during last month's contentious budget city budget negotiations, they also passed a resolution establishing a task force to study the same tax they had just voted down as well as other potential ways to pay for homelessness services.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Next for E Olive Way restaurant space: International Montessori Academy

One of the more rapidly blighted empty spaces on Capitol Hill will spring back to life in 2018. The little ones who will put it to use every day will say more about Capitol Hill Station and the neighborhood’s proximity to downtown than this stretch of Capitol Hill’s nightlife growth or a new highly anticipated industry coming to the street.

    Next for E Olive Way restaurant space: International Montessori Academy
    One of the more rapidly blighted empty spaces on Capitol Hill will spring back to life in 2018. The little ones who will put it to use every day will say more about Capitol Hill Station and the neighborhood's proximity to downtown than this stretch of Capitol Hill's nightlife growth or a new highly anticipated industry coming to the street.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 10

Pikes/Pines | December Dormancy: How Hill’s trees persist in winter

In the Northern Hemisphere, people spend much of winter considering freezing weather, both out of practicality and for the fun of snow. In the Pacific Northwest, lowland rain may be more common than frost, but that doesn’t mean we never get freezing weather. Plants know this, otherwise our native forests would likely look very different. Have you ever considered how trees cope with frozen conditions?

    Pikes/Pines | December Dormancy: How Hill's trees persist in winter
    In the Northern Hemisphere, people spend much of winter considering freezing weather, both out of practicality and for the fun of snow. In the Pacific Northwest, lowland rain may be more common than frost, but that doesn't mean we never get freezing weather. Plants know this, otherwise our native forests would likely look very different.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 10

CHS History | Hill’s first pot shop, Bait Shop birth, and the dangerous light poles of 2010

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

    CHS History | Hill's first pot shop, Bait Shop birth, and the dangerous light poles of 2010
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2016 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmail
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Dec 09

CHS Comics | Happy Hilladays Traditions

    CHS Comics | Happy Hilladays Traditions
    Visit the post for more.
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Dec 09

Capitol Hill Community Post | How to help Lowell Elementary

From Colleen Kimsey

    Capitol Hill Community Post | How to help Lowell Elementary
    You'd imagine that now, as the dust from the brouhaha surrounding the McCleary Decision around how education is funded in Washington State has begun settling, there would be a baseline of adequate funding for our schools.
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Dec 09

Dec 08

CHS Pics | Waiting for the Santa train at Holiday in the Park

The Conservatory’s Holiday Express train always delivers

    CHS Pics | Waiting for the Santa train at Holiday in the Park
    Volunteer Park Trust's annual celebration of the holidays provided some seasons greetings warmth on a frosty Thursday night in Seattle. Now in its sixth year, the community group's Holiday in the Park event again featured pathways lit with luminarias and plenty of caroling thanks to community sponsors.
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Dec 08

CHS Ink | Eric’s hands

Name: Eric Eye

    CHS Ink | Eric's hands
    Name: Eric Eye Location: Dark Age Tattoo Artist: "A very good friend did both at different times. I put them on my hands so that they're always staring at me and sort of keeping me in line. The right hand keeps me striving to be better and the left hand keeps me staying in the moment.
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Dec 08

To beat Republican tax changes, $54M Seattle Asian Art Museum upgrade deal can move forward

In a rush against time and the looming Republican evisceration of federal tax credits, the City of Seattle will enter into a 55-year lease for the continued operation of the Seattle Asian Art Museum and an agreement that paves the way for a needed $54 million upgrade of the 84-year-old building its calls home in Volunteer Park. The agreement will come even as the City Council parks committee shepherding the agreement is asking for more from the deal.

    To beat Republican tax changes, $54M Seattle Asian Art Museum upgrade deal can move forward
    In a rush against time and the looming Republican evisceration of federal tax credits, the City of Seattle will enter into a 55-year lease for the continued operation of the Seattle Asian Art Museum and an agreement that paves the way for a needed $54 million upgrade of the 84-year-old building its calls home in Volunteer Park.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 07

As Brewlab celebrates winter, Redhook now focused fully on Capitol Hill

Redhook is now all in on Capitol Hill — with some help from Portland. The Pacific Northwest beer brand owned and operated by global brew force Craft Beer Alliance will soon have only one Seattle-area brewing operation under its banner — right here on E Pike — after agreeing to sell its Woodinville brewery site for $24.5 million.

    As Brewlab celebrates winter, Redhook now focused fully on Capitol Hill
    Redhook is now all in on Capitol Hill - with some help from Portland. The Pacific Northwest beer brand owned and operated by global brew force Craft Beer Alliance will soon have only one Seattle-area brewing operation under its banner - right here on E Pike - after agreeing to sell its Woodinville brewery site for $24.5 million.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 07

R&M Dessert Bar brings sweet touch to a night out on E Pike

Optimizing the fine dining experience has meant *some* restaurants — nobody on Capitol Hill, of course — would rather you and your lovely date move along to open up a table and, gasp, not have dessert. That’s ok when places like R&M Dessert Bar are coming along.

    R&M Dessert Bar brings sweet touch to a night out on E Pike
    Optimizing the fine dining experience has meant *some* restaurants - nobody on Capitol Hill, of course - would rather you and your lovely date move along to open up a table and, gasp, not have dessert. That's ok when places like R&M Dessert Bar are coming along.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 07

Final election data maps: Capitol Hill leaned ‘anti-establishment,’ but rallied for Mosqueda

More blue = More Mosqueda

    Final election data maps: Capitol Hill leaned 'anti-establishment,' but rallied for Mosqueda
    It's no surprise that Capitol Hill leans hard to left in local elections. In 2015, socialist City Council member Kshama Sawant decisively won reelection against Urban League CEO Pamela Banks with roughly a ten point margin, and lefty Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had a solid base of support on Capitol Hill during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 07

Woman stabbed with pen in E Pine Metro bus incident

Police and Seattle Fire were called to E Pine at Summit Wednesday night after a woman was reported stabbed in the leg with a pen aboard a Metro bus.

    Woman stabbed with pen in E Pine Metro bus incident
    Police and Seattle Fire were called to E Pine at Summit Wednesday night after a woman was reported stabbed in the leg with a pen aboard a Metro bus. Police were looking for a suspect from the 9:30 PM incident described as a white female in her 30s, around 5'6″ with dark long hair, wearing two back packs and a burgundy coat.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 07

Destined for demolition, ‘depressing’ Broadway Bonney-Watson won’t get landmark protections

There is no shade thrown more darkly than the criticisms leveled at an old building brought up for landmarks review by a developer who wants dearly to demolish it. Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board Wednesday night unanimously rejected the nomination of Broadway’s 1961-built Bonney-Watson Funeral Home calling the modern-style building underwhelming, boxy, and, well, depressing.

    Destined for demolition, 'depressing' Broadway Bonney-Watson won't get landmark protections
    There is no shade thrown more darkly than the criticisms leveled at an old building brought up for landmarks review by a developer who wants dearly to demolish it. Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board Wednesday night unanimously rejected the nomination of Broadway's 1961-built Bonney-Watson Funeral Home calling the modern-style building underwhelming, boxy, and, well, depressing.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 06

Blotter | ‘Thank you for your service’ assault, 12th Ave occupied carjacking, CD DDS burglary

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here.

    Blotter | 'Thank you for your service' assault, 12th Ave occupied carjacking, CD DDS burglary
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. 12/Madison assault: A man suffered a serious cut to the face and one of hi...
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Dec 06

Robatayaki restaurant project next for former Broadway bagel space

The Lyric

    Robatayaki restaurant project next for former Broadway bagel space
    While some spaces along Broadway seem like they may never come back to life, others are more fungible. After some construction work, the former home of a big chain bagel shop is slated to be reborn as the latest investment from the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Plenty, Inc.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 06

One injured as car flips in Boren crash

Witnesses said a car appeared to veer out of its lane and strike another before flipping on its roof in a crash on Boren just north of Pike early Tuesday evening.

    One injured as car flips in Boren crash
    Witnesses said a car appeared to veer out of its lane and strike another before flipping on its roof in a crash on Boren just north of Pike early Tuesday evening. Seattle Fire responded to the "heavy rescue" response just before 7:30 PM and found a small sedan on its roof in the northbound lane of Boren with its driver still inside.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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