As the connective point between Hilltop and Broadway and Pike/Pine and Seattle U., the development of 12th Ave is a critical component of the changing culture and character of Capitol Hill. It’s exciting, then, to hear about some of the changes coming for 12th Ave especially when they include plans to turn a police department parking lot into a place for people to create art, work, live and still give the police officers a place to park their cruisers.
Capitol Hill Housing is pushing forward a plan to convert the East Precinct’s parking lot on 12th near Pine into a mixed-use, low-income housing development with retail components that emphasize the arts, culture and community. I’ve attached a PDF describing their efforts on 12th.
Here’s the current state of the location:
We wrote about the revived planning about this project back in October. Now, that the effort is starting to be ramped up, you can attend a meeting of the 12th Ave Stewardship Council on Feb. 25th to get involved and learn how to support the effort. In addition to gathering support at the local level, Capitol Hill Housing has started an effort to secure federal funding to help drive the project.