Shaping Capitol Hill Housing’s affordable LGBTQ-focused senior housing project

Capitol Hill Housing hosted its first public discussion Tuesday night with the community it will house in preparation for shaping what it hopes will be the nation’s first LGBTQIA+-focused affordable senior housing at 14th and Union. It just might take a little longer to come up with the money to pay for it. Via Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill

Long ago, a group roamed Capitol Hill’s streets at night to protect their community alongside police. Now, a new Q Patrol takes shape, readying its members to de-escalate and assist those facing discrimination, violence, and hate crimes — without the Seattle Police Department. “A core focus is empowering other queers and other marginalized groups ofContinue reading “A blast from the past: Q Patrol resurfaces on Capitol Hill”

Capitol Hill Housing project at 14th and Union will create affordable LGBTQ-focused senior housing

True affordability means keeping rents in the city down for everybody. An effort to help Capitol Hill Housing shape “Seattle’s first LGBTQ-affirming affordable senior housing development” at 14th and Union will take another step forward next week with a Community Visioning Workshop. “We’ve heard consistently from the community about the need for a place where LGBTQ elders in theContinue reading “Capitol Hill Housing project at 14th and Union will create affordable LGBTQ-focused senior housing”

Plans for Africatown Plaza rise at 23rd and Union

The newly formed Africatown Community Land Trust entered an agreement with Capitol Hill Housing and Lake Union Partners, the Seattle development company that bought the Midtown Center block in May. The announcement cements the project surrounding Lake Union’s $23.25 million deal to purchase the Central District shopping center land.

Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife

Plastered in a white, clear, modern font on Pike/Pine glows the generationally controversial word “Queer,” accompanied by “Bar.” It’s intentional. This sleek new space is reserved for the Capitol Hill creators, the spectrum of anything out of the gender dichotomy, the queer.  No straights allowed if they’re not allies — despite the clear sign, one only hopesContinue reading “Queer/Bar tries to preserve what’s left of LGBTQIA+ Capitol Hill nightlife”

With one last step in design review, hopes for 2018 start of construction for Capitol Hill Station projects

CHS is back in business just in time for the Capitol Hill Station “transit oriented development” projects set to create 400 affordable and market-rate apartment units and 59,000 square feet of commercial and community space along Broadway to finally pass through design review. Probably. The four buildings face a second round of review in the design “recommendation”Continue reading “With one last step in design review, hopes for 2018 start of construction for Capitol Hill Station projects”

Capitol Hill’s only full service gas station up for grabs

The Hilltop Service Station on 15th Avenue East — one of Seattle’s last full service gas stations — could be at the end of the road of more than 50 years of business on Capitol Hill. The station stopped selling gas this month though the busy garage continues to serve drivers from Capitol Hill and beyond. TheContinue reading “Capitol Hill’s only full service gas station up for grabs”