16 hours ago

Pikes/Pines | Spring is on the horizon, just check the Hill’s unassuming Indian Plums

The unassuming Indian Plum, blooming in Interlaken Park several springs ago (Image: Brendan McGarry)

    Pikes/Pines | Spring is on the horizon, just check the Hill's unassuming Indian Plums
    Maybe it's just me, but spring still feel miles away. I love winter, even in the Pacific Northwest, but in the end, I find myself anxious for spring just like everyone else. I've been noticing hints here and there. More birds are singing. I go to and from work in daylight now.
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16 hours ago

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Sunny, snowy Seattle. #capitolhillseattle #seattle #photography #snow #winteriscoming

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 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?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

24 hours ago

34 hours ago

Make a ‘special’ visit to Lao Bar, now open in the Broadway Alley

You will have different experiences depending on whether you come in to visit Lao Bar — or decide to order from the comfort of your couch. We recommend taking the real world approach and stopping by the Broadway Alley for a visit.

    Make a 'special' visit to Lao Bar, now open in the Broadway Alley
    You will have different experiences depending on whether you come in to visit Lao Bar - or decide to order from the comfort of your couch. We recommend taking the real world approach and stopping by the Broadway Alley for a visit.
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39 hours ago

East Precinct introduces new leader at community crime meeting

Capt. Bryan Grenon (Image: Michelle MacKinnon/CHS)

    East Precinct introduces new leader at community crime meeting
    With a recent run of 10 new leaders in 15 years, a change at the top of the Seattle Police Department's precinct covering Capitol Hill and the Central District shouldn't come as a major surprise. The 11th in 18 years is now taking over. Capt.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

40 hours ago

Police respond to Belmont Ave building for man reported stabbed in early morning robbery

Seattle Fire and Seattle Police found a man stabbed in the back inside a Capitol Hill apartment building but not much information about what happened in a reported robbery early Friday morning.

    Police respond to Belmont Ave building for man reported stabbed in early morning robbery
    Seattle Fire and Seattle Police found a man stabbed in the back inside a Capitol Hill apartment building but not much information about what happened in a reported robbery early Friday morning. Emergency units rushed to the area just before 5 AM after a 911 caller reported that the victim had been stabbed in a robbery or attempted robbery.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

40 hours ago

17 things CHS heard at the Seattle Housing Gap meeting

The Progressive Revenue Task Force charged with finding new source of funding to help address Seattle’s homelessness crisis is weeks away from releasing its recommendations and an important bottom line element: how much money can the task force dig up? Will it be enough? Earlier this week, Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda gathered housing and homelessness experts and the Housing For All Coalition to move ahead on next steps to putting the money to work creating affordable housing in Seattle as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    17 things CHS heard at the Seattle Housing Gap meeting
    The Progressive Revenue Task Force charged with finding new source of funding to help address Seattle's homelessness crisis is weeks away from releasing its recommendations and an important bottom line element: how much money can the task force dig up? Will it be enough?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

Blotter | Gunpoint robbery on Broadway, Garfield High shooting threat arrest, 12th Ave DUI crash

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

    Blotter | Gunpoint robbery on Broadway, Garfield High shooting threat arrest, 12th Ave DUI crash
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Broadway armed robbery: A victim told police about a gunpoint robbery early Wednesday morning on Broadway.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

2 days ago

A sunny, slippery Thursday ahead after gentle snowfall on Capitol Hill

Snow ball (credit @AGarlandPhoto because I like this couch) pic.twitter.com/Chhr0jsoPA

    A sunny, slippery Thursday ahead after gentle snowfall on Capitol Hill
    Snow ball (credit @AGarlandPhoto because I like this couch) pic.twitter.com/Chhr0jsoPA - jseattle (@jseattle) February 22, 2018 Take your time getting around Capitol Hill this morning. Most major streets are clear but sidewalks, stairs, and pretty much everything else is cold and icy after a gentle blanket of snowfall Wednesday night.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

3 days ago

Capitol Hill Pets | Max the kind of a circus dog on E Roy

Max, a seven-year-old Corgi Spaniel mix and Luke were waiting on coffee outside of Joe Bar after CHS got a peak at the inside of the under-construction new home of the Mexican Consulate. Max, while adorable, was only interested in meeting on his terms. Originally from California, he made his way to Seattle and is kind of a circus dog. Like, “if you throw a balloon up, he’ll boop it up in the air with his nose.”

    Capitol Hill Pets | Max the kind of a circus dog on E Roy
    Max, a seven-year-old Corgi Spaniel mix and Luke were waiting on coffee outside of Joe Bar after CHS got a peak at the inside of the under-construction new home of the Mexican Consulate. Max, while adorable, was only interested in meeting on his terms. Originally from California, he made his way to Seattle and is kind of a circus dog.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

SDOT plans summer ‘Broadway Corridor Streetcar Improvement Project’

The Seattle Department of Transportation has a plan to optimize signals, eliminate turns, and add a “Business Access and Transit” lane to Broadway between Pine and Madison in an effort to make traffic flow more smoothly and to help speed the First Hill Streetcar through the area.

    SDOT plans summer 'Broadway Corridor Streetcar Improvement Project'
    The Seattle Department of Transportation has a plan to optimize signals, eliminate turns, and add a "Business Access and Transit" lane to Broadway between Pine and Madison in an effort to make traffic flow more smoothly and to help speed the First Hill Streetcar through the area.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Man shot near 25th and Yesler

Police detained a man who tried to leave the scene of a Tuesday night Central District shooting in a ride-share getaway car, according to the SPD report on the incident.

    Man shot near 25th and Yesler
    Police detained a man who tried to leave the scene of a Tuesday night Central District shooting in a ride-share getaway car, according to the SPD report on the incident. SPD says the victim was shot in the stomach but suffered non-life threatening injuries in the assault reported just around 10:30 PM Tuesday: Officers were called to the 100 block of 25 Avenue South just before 10:30 p.m.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

3 days ago

Work wraps up on Capitol Hill’s Summit Slope Park enhancements and ‘pedestrianized’ street

Summit Slope Park — and its P-Patch — will get a little larger next month but some of the biggest changes from its most recent round of construction are already in place and in use.

    Work wraps up on Capitol Hill's Summit Slope Park enhancements and 'pedestrianized' street
    Summit Slope Park - and its P-Patch - will get a little larger next month but some of the biggest changes from its most recent round of construction are already in place and in use. The $260,000 project renovated the park at Summit and E John which first opened in 2011.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Apartment dweller hit by drive-by bullet inside his Capitol Hill building

Seattle Police have released new details in what appears to have been a freak drive-by shooting incident on Capitol Hill early Sunday in which a man was hit by a bullet after hearing gunfire outside his E Denny Way apartment building

    Apartment dweller hit by drive-by bullet inside his Capitol Hill building
    Seattle Police have released new details in what appears to have been a freak drive-by shooting incident on Capitol Hill early Sunday in which a man was hit by a bullet after hearing gunfire outside his E Denny Way apartment building CHS reported on the incident over the Presidents Day weekend but SPD has now released its report on the strange shooting in the 600 block of E Denny Way and the apartment dweller's unlucky brush with a bullet.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

‘The Impatient Mayor’ — Durkan talks jobs, education, and housing in first State of the City address

Mixed in with strong statements on massive social issues and a look ahead at possible economic issues on the horizon, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan focused on three pillars for new initiatives in her first State of the City address Tuesday: jobs, education, and housing affordability.

    'The Impatient Mayor' - Durkan talks jobs, education, and housing in first State of the City address
    Mixed in with strong statements on massive social issues and a look ahead at possible economic issues on the horizon, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan focused on three pillars for new initiatives in her first State of the City address Tuesday: jobs, education, and housing affordability.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

CHS Pics | Century Ballroom hosts donation drive — ‘Like dance, giving blood is a community need’

Capitol Hill’s Century Ballroom might not be the first place you’d think of to make a donation but the Odd Fellows building dancehall was host to a special blood drive Monday.

    CHS Pics | Century Ballroom hosts donation drive - 'Like dance, giving blood is a community need'
    Capitol Hill's Century Ballroom might not be the first place you'd think of to make a donation but the Odd Fellows building dancehall was host to a special blood drive Monday. The drive came as Century owner Halle Kuperman wanted a unique way to begin the ballroom's 21st year of business.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

City Council hosting ‘Seattle Housing Gap’ meeting

Tuesday night, Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda will give over the meeting of her Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers’ Rights Committee to a special public hearing on Seattle’s housing gap:

    City Council hosting 'Seattle Housing Gap' meeting
    Tuesday night, Seattle City Council member Teresa Mosqueda will give over the meeting of her Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers' Rights Committee to a special public hearing on Seattle's housing gap: On Tuesday, Feb. 20, a special meeting of the Housing, Health, Energy and Workers' Rights Committee (HHEWRC) will find out.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

4 days ago

Seattle’s new small business council has big Capitol Hill presence

Durkan and Taylor on a neighborhood small business tour in November (Image: CHS)

    Seattle's new small business council has big Capitol Hill presence
    After Amazon announced it was going to open a second headquarters, the Seattle City Council decided it needed to start meeting with the behemoth corporation, carefully orchestrating who would attend so they didn't run afoul of open meetings laws. Small businesses around town haven't yet gotten the same sort of attention.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Capitol Hill venues part of Presidents Day ‘celebration for a cause’ Protest Fest

As the meme goes, happy Presidents Day — for 44 out of the 45 presidents.  You can put that fighting spirit to good use Monday night as a collection of Seattle venues including Capitol Hill’s The Woods, Bar Sue, Chop Suey, and Barboza host Protest Fest, “a celebration for a cause” featuring music and donations to some of the big nonprofits on the front lines of battle with the Trump Administration.

    Capitol Hill venues part of Presidents Day 'celebration for a cause' Protest Fest
    As the meme goes, happy Presidents Day - for 44 out of the 45 presidents. You can put that fighting spirit to good use Monday night as a collection of Seattle venues including Capitol Hill's The Woods, Bar Sue, Chop Suey, and Barboza host Protest Fest, "a celebration for a cause" featuring music and donations to some of the big nonprofits on the front lines of battle with the Trump Administration.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

5 days ago

Cold, wintry winds rip loose construction scaffolding at 12th and John

(Image: @ShellyShelly via Twitter)

    Cold, wintry winds rip loose construction scaffolding at 12th and John
    An under construction Capitol Hill microhousing development became one of the city's centers of attention Sunday as a cold winter storm blew into Seattle and tore loose scaffolding while sending a wall of plastic sheeting into a flapping fit at 12th and John.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

CHS History | 2013 Broadway height fight, 15th Ave E property deals, Nacho Borracho born

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

    CHS History | 2013 Broadway height fight, 15th Ave E property deals, Nacho Borracho born
    Here are the top stories from this week in CHS history: 2017 Share:TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

6 days ago

Police investigate Madison/Seneca stabbing — Plus, man grazed by bullet inside E Denny Way apartment

Police were looking for two suspects from a fight reported just before a man was found stabbed in the chest in an assault near Madison and Seneca early Sunday morning.

    Police investigate Madison/Seneca stabbing - Plus, man grazed by bullet inside E Denny Way apartment
    Police were looking for two suspects from a fight reported just before a man was found stabbed in the chest in an assault near Madison and Seneca early Sunday morning. Police and Seattle Fire were at the scene across from Seattle University on the backside of Pike/Pine just before 2 AM where a man reported to be in his mid 20s had been stabbed.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 17

CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures

Abortion is not the problem. #capitolhillseattle #seattle #fuckyourthoughtsandprayers

    CHS Pics | This week in Capitol Hill pictures
    The CHS Flickr Pool contains nearly 36,000 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?
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 17

Feb 16

With a mix of Portland and Seattle flavors, Salt and Straw opens on Capitol Hill

At 4 AM, Portland is even closer to its bigger, richer Pacific Northwest sibling Seattle. It’s a good thing. The Salt and Straw delivery truck is coming through.

    With a mix of Portland and Seattle flavors, Salt and Straw opens on Capitol Hill
    At 4 AM, Portland is even closer to its bigger, richer Pacific Northwest sibling Seattle. It's a good thing. The Salt and Straw delivery truck is coming through. "Making it all in Portland, driven up every day, that was a huge decision for us," Salt and Straw's head ice cream nerd Tyler Malek tells CHS.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 16

Public comment opens for Madison RapidRide G environmental review

An important period of public comment has begun in the process to shape King County Metro’s Madison RapidRide G line for a planned start of service in 2021.

    Public comment opens for Madison RapidRide G environmental review
    An important period of public comment has begun in the process to shape King County Metro's Madison RapidRide G line for a planned start of service in 2021.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 16

Capitol Hill Historical Society | What happened with Galbraith House

Galbraith House as of January 26th. Photo by Tom Heuser

    Capitol Hill Historical Society | What happened with Galbraith House
    When I saw the headlines last month that Galbraith House, a protected landmark would be demolished, my heart sank and I had to do a double take. How does a Capitol Hill landmark get cleared for demolition? The whole point of the landmarks ordinance is to prevent demolition not to enable it.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 16

Feb 15

Blotter | Broadway phone robbery, burglary arrest update, EastPAC looks at bias crimes

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

    Blotter | Broadway phone robbery, burglary arrest update, EastPAC looks at bias crimes
    See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Broadway phone robbery: A man was robbed of his phone after being assaulte...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 15

CHS Ink | Stephen’s sleeve

Stephen Brenden, bartender at Liberty: “I got the piano keys, curtain, treble clef, back when I was 18 at Artful Dodger. Kellie Delaney did all the work on my arm. I played a lot of music at the time, then I got the phonograph on the back. The idea is that you’re the puppeteer of your music. I got the oak tree after that as a reminder to keep working. I got the hook on my hand to signify digging deeper.”

    CHS Ink | Stephen's sleeve
    Stephen Brenden, bartender at Liberty: "I got the piano keys, curtain, treble clef, back when I was 18 at Artful Dodger. Kellie Delaney did all the work on my arm. I played a lot of music at the time, then I got the phonograph on the back.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 15

Re-post | What Seattle can do about gun violence

“Ensuring that angry violent men don’t have access to the most dangerous of weapons has to be a key priority for our cities and counties.”

    Re-post | What Seattle can do about gun violence
    "Ensuring that angry violent men don't have access to the most dangerous of weapons has to be a key priority for our cities and counties." Sadly and unsurprisingly, our report from November 2017 re...
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 15

Rent bidding services not a Capitol Hill problem… yet

Like most things newfangled, the problem seems to be first hitting the young renters of Seattle’s University District. But judging by other cities in the West Coast archipelago of tech economy driven urban boomtowns, the early effects of the new revenue models are probably already rippling through Capitol Hill’s rental market.

    Rent bidding services not a Capitol Hill problem... yet
    Like most things newfangled, the problem seems to be first hitting the young renters of Seattle's University District. But judging by other cities in the West Coast archipelago of tech economy driven urban boomtowns, the early effects of the new revenue models are probably already rippling through Capitol Hill's rental market.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 15

‘This is the time’ — Group raising funds to form LGBTQ+ credit union

Banks can fly Pride flags but a group trying to create a new credit union traditional banks are not meeting the special financial needs of LGBTQ+ customers (Image: CHS)

    'This is the time' - Group raising funds to form LGBTQ+ credit union
    LGBTQ+ activists Andrew Tasakos and Philip Endicott are heading into pioneering territory just days away from their first major fundraiser to create a credit union they will call Equality Financial. Tasakos and Endicott started their effort to build a financial center serving LGBTQ+ communities four years ago.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 15

  • Construction permit

    Construct alterations to existing condominium building on the penthouse level unit 7, per plan.

    1202 Lakeview Blvd. E. Issued February 13, 2018 Comment

Feb 15

Feb 14

Turning away event’s founder, city chooses Seattle PrideFest to organize Broadway Pride celebration

City department representatives Wednesday morning voted unanimously at the February meeting of the Seattle Special Events Committee to move forward with Seattle PrideFest, the 2017 organizer of the annual Pride Saturday street festival on Broadway.

    Turning away event's founder, city chooses Seattle PrideFest to organize Broadway Pride celebration
    City department representatives Wednesday morning voted unanimously at the February meeting of the Seattle Special Events Committee to move forward with Seattle PrideFest, the 2017 organizer of the annual Pride Saturday street festival on Broadway.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 14

112-year-old Capitol Hill building home to Club Z hits market for $2.15M

(Image: NWMLS)

    112-year-old Capitol Hill building home to Club Z hits market for $2.15M
    A building that embodies some of the histories of Capitol Hill - including its never ceasing appetite for tearing down and building back up - is up for sale. Here is the realtor's description for the $2.15 million listing for 1117 Pike: Built in 1906 this three story commercial building is for sale for the first time in almost 40 years.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 13

CHS Pics | Poetry on the First Hill Streetcar

Sunday, riders on the First Hill Streetcar found some new voices joining the automated messages about upcoming stops and reminders to hold the handrail.

    CHS Pics | Poetry on the First Hill Streetcar
    Sunday, riders on the First Hill Streetcar found some new voices joining the automated messages about upcoming stops and reminders to hold the handrail. A special Lunar New Year edition of King County Metro's Poetry on Buses program brought " Asian and American Asian local aspiring poets " to the streetcar route connecting Capitol Hill to Pioneer Square via the International District.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 13

City Council notes: Town Hall block ‘alley’ vacation, pedestrian plan report

The full Seattle City Council handled a few pieces of legislation Monday involving the streets around Capitol Hill and the nearby:

Feb 12

Neighbours alley lined up for ‘pedestrian-friendly, safer’ design

The alley between Broadway and Harvard Ave — aka, the Neighbours Alley (Image: CHS)

    Neighbours alley lined up for 'pedestrian-friendly, safer' design
    Part of the 2018 allocation of some $1.2 million in City Hall funding for neighborhood projects across Seattle will go to get the ball rolling on a project to make a surprising part of Capitol Hill "a more pedestrian-friendly, safer environment."
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 12

CHS Pics | An I-5 overpass message on safe consumption

The campaign to educate and address misunderstandings about creating safe consumption spaces in Seattle and King County is taking to the streets — and highways. Last Wednesday night, a group from Yes to SCS took its message to the Denny overpass of I-5.

    CHS Pics | An I-5 overpass message on safe consumption
    The campaign to educate and address misunderstandings about creating safe consumption spaces in Seattle and King County is taking to the streets - and highways. Last Wednesday night, a group from Yes to SCS took its message to the Denny overpass of I-5.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 12

Seattle school bus drivers reach benefits deal to end strike

(Image: CHS)

    Seattle school bus drivers reach benefits deal to end strike
    The full fleet of yellow buses carrying Seattle Public Schools kids is back on the roads Monday morning after drivers approved a new contract over the weekend.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Feb 12

  • Construction permit

    Construct alterations to existing tenant space on main floor (1st level), subject to field inspection (STFI). Foss Maritime Building.

    1151 Fairview Ave. N. Issued February 9, 2018 Comment

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