There’s a new place to sit along 12th Ave thanks to a neighborhood project to add some human touches to the streetscape. The result of a $5,000 City of Seattle grant awarded to Capitol Hill Housing’s plan for the new street furniture, this bench in front of Lucky Devil Tattoo is the first of five that will be installed along 12th Ave in coming weeks. Here are the details from the 12th Ave Neighborhood & Business District blog:
The benches were created from surplus granite curbstones available from the City of Seattle. Many thanks are due to Kevin Long of Urban Wilds who did a fantastic job on design and fabrication of the granite stones as well as installation on the sidewalk. We also want to thank Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio for help with the design, offering up a workspace, and general assistance with the project, Greg Lewis for help with installation, 12th Avenue Iron who fabricated the bench legs, Kate Leitch at the Seattle Department of Transportation for helping us with City permits, and to each property and business owner who supported this project.
Here’s a sketch of the original concepts for the benches that have been called “butt stops” as a little ha ha joke in note of 12th’s lack of public transit options. Also, looks like there will be no ticket issues for these benches.