1 hour 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.
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1 hour 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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18 hours 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.
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21 hours 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.
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25 hours 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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25 hours 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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34 hours ago

Blotter | Deadly Columbia City shooting ends on First Hill

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    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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41 hours 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.
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43 hours 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.
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2 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.
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2 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.
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2 days ago

3 days ago

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.
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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

CHS Comics | Happy Hilladays Traditions

    CHS Comics | Happy Hilladays Traditions
    Visit the post for more.
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4 days ago

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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4 days ago

4 days ago

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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5 days ago

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.
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5 days ago

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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5 days ago

5 days ago

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.
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5 days ago

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

6 days ago

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.
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6 days ago

  • Construction permit

    Establish use as townhouses and construct a two-family dwelling, per plans.

    2230 10th Ave. E. Issued December 5, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

6 days ago

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.
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6 days ago

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.
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6 days ago

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

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    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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6 days ago

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.
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Dec 06

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.
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Dec 05

Behind the Tully’s Capitol Hill closure: the lawsuit, the taxes, the what’s next rumors

No, the property hasn’t (yet) been sold to a developer but, yes, the financial issues surrounding the closure of the Tully’s coffee after 20 years at 19th and Aloha go much deeper than a lost lease.

    Behind the Tully's Capitol Hill closure: the lawsuit, the taxes, the what's next rumors
    No, the property hasn't (yet) been sold to a developer but, yes, the financial issues surrounding the closure of the Tully's coffee after 20 years at 19th and Aloha go much deeper than a lost lease.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Dec 05

Durkan’s City Hall clean slate includes search for new Seattle City Light CEO

Kathleen O’Toole’s decision to step down from her job leading the Seattle Police Department was greeted much differently than another big change at City Hall Monday.

    Durkan's City Hall clean slate includes search for new Seattle City Light CEO
    Kathleen O'Toole's decision to step down from her job leading the Seattle Police Department was greeted much differently than another big change at City Hall Monday. Where O'Toole was praised and thanked after her "personal" decision to leave the post, Seattle City Light's head Larry Weis didn't seem to have a chance to survive newly sworn-in Mayor Jenny Durkan's wiping of the slate.
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Dec 05

Who, where, how much? What we’ll learn from Seattle safe consumption site ‘feasibility study’

With $1.3 million allocated in the 2018 budget for studying and building a safe consumption site in Seattle, staff at city and county agencies are gearing up to draft the “feasibility study,” a report that will address location and costs for the site, who will pay for it, and how it will be run.

    Who, where, how much? What we'll learn from Seattle safe consumption site 'feasibility study'
    With $1.3 million allocated in the 2018 budget for studying and building a safe consumption site in Seattle, staff at city and county agencies are gearing up to draft the "feasibility study," a report that will address location and costs for the site, who will pay for it, and how it will be run.
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Dec 05

Dec 05

Dec 05

Seattle tenant rights rally, pop-up renters clinic to greet landlord trade show

Free Rent pic.twitter.com/0dRk8ortPS

    Seattle tenant rights rally, pop-up renters clinic to greet landlord trade show
    Free Rent pic.twitter.com/0dRk8ortPS - jseattle (@jseattle) November 27, 2017 Tenant rights, labor, and housing advocate groups are planning a day of protests and education to counterbalance the presence of landlords from around the state at an industry trade show at the convention center downtown Tuesday.
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Dec 04

Capitol Hill restaurant crew helps rescue woman from waters of Elliott Bay

(Image: CHS)

    Capitol Hill restaurant crew helps rescue woman from waters of Elliott Bay
    A Capitol Hill restaurant's night off turned out to be a right place, right time situation along Seattle's waterfront just after midnight Monday morning. During an outing planned as a very Seattle morale event - a night of squid jigging on Elliott Bay - chef Shota Nakajima and employees from 15th and Pine's Adana were fishing when they heard a splash and someone yelling for help near Seattle's Great Wheel.
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Dec 04

Bok a Bok Capitol Hill now open

If you eat like old person (11:30 lunch), no lines no matter how deep the hype gets at whatever latest joint you visit pic.twitter.com/YDH3AvdYzv

    Bok a Bok Capitol Hill now open
    If you eat like old person (11:30 lunch), no lines no matter how deep the hype gets at whatever latest joint you visit pic.twitter.com/YDH3AvdYzv - jseattle (@jseattle) December 4, 2017 Pike/Pine's nightlife scene on a weekend can be into long lines. It's a good indicator of a hopping venue for patrons to line the sidewalk waiting to get inside.
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Dec 04

O’Toole to step down as Seattle Police Chief

O’Toole at Pride (Image: CHS)

    O'Toole to step down as Seattle Police Chief
    After three years on the job, Kathleen O'Toole is stepping down from her post as Seattle's police chief. Newly sworn-in Mayor Jenny Durkan will make the announcement Monday morning and outline the process to find O'Toole's replacement "and continue reform."
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Dec 04

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