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Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Housing CEO Chris Persons talks about the need for LGBTQ-affirming senior housing during a meeting at Gay City on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Photos by Brandon Macz: Capitol Hill Housing CEO Chris Persons talks about the need for LGBTQ-affirming senior housing during a meeting at Gay City on Thursday, Sept. 21.
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Andy Post spent his summer interviewing more than 100 LGBTQ seniors and advocates, helping to create the framework for Capitol Hill Housing’s latest development project.
  • Estate executor opposes Sullivan House landmark nomination
    Ann Thorson regrets marketing her deceased aunt’s former residence as a restoration. If she hadn’t held out for the best price, maybe the sale would have gone through before a neighbor nominated the 119-year-old P.J. Sullivan House for preservation as a historic landmark.
  • Holiday in the Park 2017
    Holiday in the Park revelers took the edge off with hot cocoa and cookies in Volunteer Park on Thursday, with the soundtrack of the annual event provided by five local choral ensembles.
  • Cayton Corner Park under revision
    The vision for Cayton Corner Park was laid out across tables inside the Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center on Tuesday night and revised with markers as a flurry of ideas were shared by community stakeholders.
  • Agency working to address safety in Seattle's bar, music scene
    A newly formed volunteer organization focused on promoting safety and no tolerance in the bars and venues industry held its first fundraising event in Capitol Hill last month. 
    While No Tolerance focuses on rape culture within the music industry, Agency wants to broaden its scope and touch on other issues that arise within the bar and music industry in Seattle.
  • Partners breathing new life into Cayton Corner Park
    Plans to redevelop a 4,500-square-foot parcel at 19th Avenue and East Madison Street into a new park have been reenergized by the addition of new partnerships and a revised funding strategy.
  • SASG opens annual holiday tree lot
    The Seattle Area Support Groups’ holiday tree lot broke a sales record in 2016, and volunteers hope to do it again this year.
    The lot opens the day after Thanksgiving, and will offer several varieties of fir trees and a White Pine and Norway Spruce through Dec. 23.
  • P.J. Sullivan House could receive landmark status

    The Queen Anne-style Patrick J. Sullivan House in Miller Park will go before the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board in late December.
    Commissioned by Patrick J. Sullivan and built in 1898 at the southeast corner of 15th Avenue and East Olive Way, the old single-family residence that now contains five apartment units recently came on the market.

  • Bonney-Watson Funeral Home receiving landmark review in December

    Bonney-Watson Funeral Home will come up for consideration of landmark building status on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
    The Bonney-Watson Company, which has a 150-year history in Seattle, has requested the decision from the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board in order to determine what effect that could have on Modera Broadway.

  • Washington Hall receives national preservation award
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation on Wednesday presented Washington Hall with a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award in Chicago.
  • Thanksgiving Survival Guide 2017
    The holidays can be stressful enough, even when you have a plan. For those still strategizing what to do about Thanksgiving, here’s a roundup of places to eat dinner, buy all the accoutrements, go when you need help, and to give help.
  • Holiday Express Train rides again

    It isn’t even turkey time, and the trees are lit and poinsettias are full at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, now and through the end of the year. And in the middle is the Holiday Express Train.

  • Trust tables Volunteer Park amphitheater project
    The Volunteer Park Trust still has designs to replace the old brick amphitheater, but has postponed a capital campaign in response to the results of a feasibility study.
  • Hilloween a circus
    The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual Hilloween on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the  Seattle Central College's Mitchell Activity Center. More than a thousand kids and families showed up to celebrate Halloween and participate in a kid’s carnival, costume parade and trick-or-treating.
  • Serve the People

    Serve the People, a free grocery delivery service, had its first successful public run on Saturday.
    Organized by the Seattle Communists organization, Serve the People distributed groceries, spices and recipe cards to 15 households on Oct. 21, which is double the amount of what they had during an internal trial run at the beginning of the month.

  • Plymouth on First Hill housing chronically homeless
    Plymouth Housing Group opened its 14th development this month in First Hill, which will not only provide 77 units to people experiencing homelessness, but also includes an on-site medical clinic for those dealing with mental and physical health challenges.
  • One-way reception for Melrose Avenue
    The Melrose Promenade has begun soliciting community feedback for what should be done to improve Melrose Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, with a number of residents and businesses currently supporting turning it into a one-way festival street in the future.
  • WWII vet takes off on Honor Flight
    World War II veteran Earl Collins took off on his first Honor Flight on Saturday, but not before his friends and neighbors gave him a proper sendoff.
  • Omnivorous 2017
    As big as Washington Hall is, it took two floors to make room for the 29 bars and restaurants that came out to support Capitol Hill Housing’s annual Omnivorous benefit on Thursday.
  • Volunteer Park Trust plans safer pond fencing, improved lighting projects
    The Volunteer Park Trust has launched its fall fundraising campaign to cover two park improvement projects.
  • Melrose Project gets down to business
    The Melrose Project held its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, where businesses and organizations provided each other with status updates from around the neighborhood.
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