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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.
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.
  • 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.
  • GSBA reflects on 2017
    The Greater Seattle Business Association capped off 2017 with an annual meeting where Business & Humanitarian Awards recipients were announced and local lawmakers gave an optimistic preview of the 2018 legislative session.
  • Pot potential on East Olive Way
    More options for marijuana consumers are coming to Capitol Hill, but East Olive Way isn’t big enough for how many are being proposed. It's looking likely that a new Ian Eisenberg project and The Reef will be granted retail permits.
  • CityMD Capitol Hill opens on Broadway

    From lacerations to fevers to last-minute physicals and X-rays, a new CityMD Urgent Care clinic is now seeing patients in Capitol Hill.
    A CHI Franciscan Health partner, CityMD has local urgent care facilities in Ravenna, Kent and Federal Way. Its Capitol Hill clinic is in space occupied by the twice-shuttered Charlie’s on Broadway, 217 Broadway E.

  • Kelly Springfield demolition begins
    Demolition has started on the historic Kelly Springfield building in Capitol Hill, making way for office space that will be tucked behind a landmarked facade.
  • Durkan tours Capitol Hill shops to promote small business advisory council
    Newly sworn-in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan visited several locally owned Capitol Hill shops prior to announcing the formation of a small business advisory council at a Thursday news conference inside the Elliott Bay Book Company.
  • Mayor Jenny Durkan taking walking tour of Capitol Hill businesses
    Newly sworn-in Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will take a walking tour of Capitol Hill businesses on Thursday, Nov. 30.
  • Realfine Coffee opening in former Stumptown space
    Realfine Coffee owner Julie Mierzwiak will open her second café in the former Stumptown Coffee space on East Pine Street in early 2018.
  • 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.
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