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Photo courtesy of Apartments.com: Capitol Hill Housing has owned the Helen V apartments for 16 years. The adjacent lot will be the site for a new LGBTQ-affirming senior housing development.
Photo courtesy of Apartments.com: Capitol Hill Housing has owned the Helen V apartments for 16 years. The adjacent lot will be the site for a new LGBTQ-affirming senior housing development.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:21 AM
Capitol Hill Housing has announced plans for a $25 million affordable senior housing development to support elderly LGBTQ community members — a Seattle first.
  • Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret looking for permanent home on Hill
    Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret has been popping up in Capitol Hill for more than a year now, and owner John Lehrack is looking for a permanent location where he can tune into the neighborhood.
  • Pot shops growing on Hill
    In just a few short months, there have been three permit applications for retail pot shops on East Olive Way, and it appears the block may not be big enough for them all.
  • Neko purring like a kitten
    Capitol Hill’s first cat cafe officially opens on Tuesday, following a test run over the weekend complete with hot coffee, cold beer, warm laps and feline fancifulness.
  • Chamber seeks campaign manager for Capitol Hill BIA push
    “The plan has always been that a new Capitol Hill BIA would evolve and supplant the chamber of commerce at some point,” said Jeff Pelletier, chair for the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and principal at architecture firm Board & Vellum, “kind of do what the chamber is doing, but much more.”
  • Review board wants more from Modera Broadway
    The Modera Broadway development will have to come back before the East Design Review Board after a lackluster reception to the project as proposed.
  • Hansen steps down as Capitol Hill chamber director
    Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce executive director Sierra Hansen announced Halloween as her last day on the job, with plans to continue managing the Broadway Business Improvement Area for the next few months under contract.
  • Redwood haunts one last time
    Construction of a seven-story apartment building on the site of the Redwood is moving forward after the East Design Review Board accepted the architect’s design proposal on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
  • Central District pushes back on New Seasons Market
    Residents at an Africatown-Central District Community Development Update meeting on Thursday said they are fed up with empty promises from developers, and were particularly focused on 23rd and Union and an incoming non-union New Seasons Market.
  • Residents provide insight into latest MidTown Center plans
    The latest plans for MidTown Center received a warmer reception than the last prospective redevelopment did, but residents on Wednesday still don’t care for some of the changes on the way in the Central District.
  • Intrigue Chocolate finds sweet spot in Capitol Hill
    Intrigue Chocolate owners Aaron Barthel and Karl Mueller have locked down a sweet location in Capitol Hill for a new chocolate shop and coffee house.
  • Broadway BIA on track for another banner year

    The Broadway Business Improvement Area is on track to have another successful year in Capitol Hill, with the expectation that it will raise more revenue through dues than in the past eight years, said Sierra Hansen.

     
  • PPUNC checks Modera Broadway design

    Weber Thompson architects checked their work on the upcoming Modera Broadway development with the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council on Monday.
    The project is being developed by Mill Creek Residential, and includes two six-story mixed-use apartment buildings to be constructed on the Bonney-Watson Funeral Home site and adjacent surface parking lot on Broadway.

  • Warby Parker opens on Saturday
    New York-based eyewear company Warby Parker will open its third Seattle shop in Capitol Hill on Saturday.
  • Central Co-op studies its community service

    Central Co-op recently tested itself to see how well it has been serving the community, and the results were better than CEO Garland McQueen expected.

     
  • Bonney-Watson under contract to sell Broadway property
    The Bonney-Watson Funeral Home property on Broadway is under contract to sell to a national developer, which means its iconic sign had to come down. Bonney-Watson CEO Cameron Smock said that doesn’t mean business won’t keep going for at least another year.
  • Capitol Hill Housing partners with Africatown on MidTown Center
    The Capitol Hill Housing Board of Directors on Wednesday unanimously approved accepting a $4.5 million loan from Seattle’s Office of Housing to purchase a portion of the MidTown Center superblock at 23rd Avenue and East Union Street for an affordable housing development to be carried out under a partnership with Africatown Community Land Trust.
  • Bamboo Sushi, QuickFish Poke Bar coming to Capitol Hill next spring

    Portland-based Sustainable Restaurant Group plans to open its Bamboo Sushi and QuickFish Poke Bar restaurants in Capitol Hill next spring.
    “We were really dead set on making that neighborhood our first foray into Seattle,” said SRG creative director Cory Schisler. “I think that neighborhood matches up with our personality really well.”

  • Hilltop Service Station future in flux
    The last full-service auto shop and gas station in north Capitol Hill has a few more miles left to go before the property it sits on is sold for redevelopment.
  • Council clears Capitol Hill Housing to develop outside Seattle
    The Seattle City Council on Monday approved an agreement that clears the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program to work with other regional municipalities to create future affordable housing.
  • Neko Cat Cafe set to open in mid-October
    Capitol Hill’s first cat cafe is slated to open in mid-October, providing coffee, pastries and adoptable feline companionship.
    Owner Caitlin Unsell was inspired to open Neko Cat Cafe after two years living in Sapporo, Japan, the country having popularized the concept internationally. Unsell nailed down a lease for 1,022 square feet of old office space at 519 E. Pine St., across from the AVA Apartments, this spring.
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