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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.
  • 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.
  • Kaiser Permanente announces $400M in renovations, redesign of Capitol Hill campus
    Following its acquisition of Group Health in January, Kaiser Permanente announced Wednesday it will invest $400 million into renovating and redesigning its flagship Capitol Hill campus by 2022.
  • New Seasons announces Central District store
    New Seasons Market has officially announced plans to open a store in the East Union building on the northwest corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union in late 2018.
  • Design review board clears Madison Valley PCC project

    The East Design Review Board on Wednesday praised changes made to plans for a future mixed-use development that will include a PCC Market on East Madison. A majority of Madison Valley residents in attendance at the recommendation meeting said it will destroy the neighborhood.

     
  • Redhook tests its Brewlab in Capitol Hill
    Redhook Brewery showed off its Capitol Hill Brewlab on Thursday night, with tours of the eight-barrel brew system, bites from the kitchen and 16 small-batch collaboration beers.
  • Stumptown closing on East Pine
    Stumptown Coffee Roasters will consolidate its Seattle operations later this month, when it closes its East Pine Street location.
  • Good Vibrations purchasing  Babeland stores in NY, Seattle
    After decades of paving the way for sex-positive feminism, iconic sex-toy retailers Good Vibrations and Babeland will be merging. Good Vibrations, which was founded 40 years ago to create such a business specifically catering to women, will be acquiring Babeland.
  • EDRB approves latest Union St Apartments design to move ahead
    SeaLevel Properties presented its latest Union Street Apartments designs at the second Early Design Guidance meeting on July 26, receiving unanimous approval to move forward for a master use permit submittal. The East Design Review Board was happy to see the applicant respond and implement its recommendations from the first EDG.
  • Inés Patisserie closing, will be replaced by new French bakery

    Not every change in Capitol Hill means things can’t stay somewhat the same.
    After three years in the neighborhood, Inés Patisserie is closing shop. But people won’t have to wait long to get their French pastry fix.

  • Liz Dunn, chamber refresh Pike/Pine retail map

    Spearheaded by neighborhood developer Liz Dunn, Capitol Hill’s Pike/Pine corridor has a refreshed retail map that will likely need another update in the near future.
    The last Pike/Pine retail map was produced in 2013 through $10,000 in Capitol Hill Block Party mitigation funds.

  • 1833 Broadway gets higher marks in second design round
    The East Design Review Board on Wednesday provided a more favorable assessment of a mixed-use development on Broadway than it did when the project first came before the group in January.
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