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Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
Patricia Sully with VOCAL-WA discusses the benefits of safe drug consumption sites during a The Pledge event at Peloton on Friday, Oct. 7.
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Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:34 PM
The Pledge movement spent Friday night collecting baby food while having very adult conversations about homelessness, addiction and activism at Peloton bike shop and cafe.
  • Streetcar extension up Broadway paused indefinitely
    While the Seattle Department of Transportation pushes for the city council to approve a budget that includes the Center City Connector, a streetcar extension north on Broadway is paused indefinitely.
  • 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.

  • WSCC injecting more than $90M into public projects
    Seattle and King County officials announced Monday that the Washington State Convention Center will make more than $90 million in public investments to coincide with its Addition project between Downtown and Capitol Hill.
  • A pop-up peek into La Colonial
    Chef Joe Bayley plans to open his Spanish-Filipino restaurant La Colonial in the Central District in mid-2018. He tested his menu during a pop-up on Oct. 13, and plans to do another before Thanksgiving. 
  • Housing for All lays out strategy to tackle homelessness
    The Capitol Hill Renter Initiative held its October meeting last Wednesday evening to discuss housing affordability and homelessness in the wake of budget season at City Hall.
  • 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.
  • Seattle School Board candidates stomp the yard
    Tense moments punctuated a forum hosted by the Uptown Alliance on Tuesday night featuring five of the six candidates for Seattle School Board.
  • 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.
  • Design review board clears Capitol Hill transit-oriented development

    The East Design Review Board cleared the four-site Capitol Hill transit-oriented development project on Wednesday, with construction now expected to start in spring 2018.

     
  • Council addresses unreinforced masonry retrofits
    There’s still a lot of work left to be done to ensure that more than 1,000 unreinforced brick masonry buildings in Seattle can withstand a major earthquake, and city councilmembers on Monday identified making sure seismic upgrades don’t displace those most vulnerable among one of their chief concerns.
  • Century Ballroom moves feet for Puerto Rico, Mexico City

    When tragedy struck last month in Mexico City and Puerto Rico, Capitol Hill’s salsa community came together at Century Ballroom to help those in need. Century Ballroom hosted a salsa-dancing fundraiser event last Thursday that raised $6,107 in donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake that struck Mexico City.


  • Literature lovers crawling back to Capitol Hill
    Read it and weep: More than 80 Pacific Northwest authors, artists and performers across 35-plus venues in Capitol Hill and First Hill — and for just one night. Lit Crawl Seattle is back Thursday, Oct. 19.
  • WSCC commits to $10 million in Freeway Park improvements
    The Washington State Convention Center is poised to invest $10 million into repairing and revitalizing Freeway Park between Downtown and First Hill. The vision for what that may look like that was created over the last nine months of community outreach wasn’t so well received by the Seattle Design Commission on Thursday.
  • Late-night paid parking coming to Capitol Hill

    SDOT will begin updating parking machines in late October ahead of plans to increase paid parking in Capitol Hill to 10 p.m.
    “It’s new programming in the machines themselves, and then it’s a little bit of new information on the signs above the machines,” said SDOT parking manager Mike Estey.

  • 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.
  • Chef Monica Dimas opening two new restaurants this fall

    Chef Monica Dimas plans to open two new restaurants in Capitol Hill and First Hill by the end of the year.
    “I’m not doing anything in 2018,” she said. “I feel like if I keep saying it, it’s going to be true.”

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