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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.
  • Tastes of Capitol Hill at Sea-Tac International
    Several Capitol Hill businesses are making port at Sea-Tac International Airport with retail and restaurant expansions.
  • Consulate of Mexico moving to Harvard Exit

    The Consulate of Mexico is now confirming it will be moving to Capitol Hill sometime this year after more than a decade in Belltown.
    “We don’t have the exact date, the moving date,” said Marco Barcena, in the Consulate of Mexico’s press department, adding when that is know the consulate will want to reach out to the Mexican communities it represents.

  • New Seasons Market still set to open in Central District, Ballard as company revises business strategy

    The departure of New Seasons Market CEO Wendy Collie, the closure of one California store and cessation of plans to open three more will not affect the company’s plans for opening Ballard and Central District locations in Seattle later this year.

     
  • Durkan announces Small Business Advisory Council members

    Capitol Hill interests should be well represented through a Small Business Advisory Council.
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan promoted her plans for the SBAC during a walking tour of Capitol Hill businesses in November, and announced the members tapped for the council on Friday.

  • Paseo still has Capitol Hill on the menu
    Paseo owner Ryan Santwire hasn’t given up on Capitol Hill, but says he’s having trouble finding the right space to realize his vision of a cantina-style Caribbean restaurant.
  • Chamber hires campaign manager for Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area push
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce has hired a campaign manager to lead a push to generate support for a new business improvement area that would cover the neighborhood’s commercial hubs.
  • Midtown Center redevelopment passes early design
    A new developer with a different strategy for redeveloping the Midtown Center superblock had a better opening reception before the East Design Review Board than its predecessor.
  • Design review board struggles with Modera Broadway revisions
    Board members struggled with the architectural concept — whether the two buildings comprising the development actually referenced Cal Anderson Park with its many angles and undulations — and if the live/work units added to the backside on Nagle Place would create active, retail spaces at the park’s edge.
  • 701 Coffee closes in Central District

    701 Coffee has shuttered on 23rd Avenue in Seattle’s Central District, and owner Sara Mae Brereton doesn’t see it coming back.
    “It’s over,” she said. “I don’t think there’s a spot in Seattle where you can open on 15 grand.”

  • Former Capitol Hill Chamber director takes position with Strategies 360
    Former Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce executive director Sierra Hansen has taken a position with Strategies 360, a leading regional public affairs, research communications and digital marketing firm. Her position is as Vice President of Government Relations.
  • Lake Chad Cafe business for sale
    Lake Chad Cafe owner Felix Ngoussou says he’s working to clear the Central District coffee shop and eatery off his full plate.
  • Machine House Brewery opening Central District taproom

    After five years in Georgetown, Machine House Brewery is opening a sister taproom and soccer bar in the Central District.
    “We’re doing pretty good,” said co-owner Bill Arnott about Machine House. “Our product, it requires a lot of care, so we’re trying to expand taprooms to try to control the experience and just make sure the beer is always served the way we want it to be and explained to people the right way.”

  • EuroPub closing by end of January

    EuroPub owner Witold Szczepaniak is readying to close his Broadway bottle shop and bar by the end of the month, citing a 31-percent increase in rent.
    “Unfortunately, we have to find another place,” Szczepaniak said, after negotiations for a less costly lease renewal fell through. “I tried, but this guy, it seems like he wants to do something with the building.”

  • Full Tilt on track for January opening
    While a winter chill has settled over Seattle, Full Tilt Ice Cream owner Justin Cline expects a warm reception when the Capitol Hill location opens next week.
  • First Hill residential tower next to Trinity Parish up for design review
    The East Design Review Board on Jan. 10 will provide early design guidance for Caydon Property Group’s 28-story residential tower planned next to Trinity Parish Church in First Hill.
  • Capitol Hill tattoo studio offering discounts to all people of color

    A Capitol Hill tattoo studio has inked a new policy to benefit people of color, and the response so far has been mixed.
    Valentine’s Tattoo Co. on Dec. 20 posted a message on Instagram stating its tattoo artists would be offering a 25-percent discount to people of color.

  • Olympic Tower clears early design review
    The 21-story, 77-unit residential tower will be sited in a parking lot at 715 Eighth Ave., across the street from and complementing Cascade Tower, which is owned and operated by Transforming Age, a not-for-profit organization.
  • Coalition sour over sweetened beverage tax
    Backed by the American Beverage Association, the Keep Seattle Livable for All coalition is leading an opposition campaign fora tax on sweetened beverages that will take effect in the city on Jan. 1.
  • Central Co-op tenant improvements complete
    After an eight-month tenant improvement project, Central Co-op now has an inside staircase linking the grocery store and its upper parking garage, a new vestibule for its elevator and a singular front entrance.
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