In 2009, they talked about the future of 12th Ave. Last year, the topic was the amazing potential for development near Broadway’s light rail station. Capitol Hill Housing’s annual meeting panels are like a bunch of local experts creating the best-ever CHS comment thread — live and in person. In 2011, the attention turns to retail. Assembled experts will discuss and debate our area’s need for “big box” retail. For a preview of what to expect, check out our post from last July documenting news of a Target planned for downtown Seattle. As usual, we’re expecting a great live CHH thread. Here are details on the panel, CHH’s annual meeting and how to RSVP:
Do we need a big box store on Capitol Hill?
Experts talk about how retail makes walkable neighborhoods work
Every Saturday morning urban residents wake up and drive to affordable shopping at a Target or Ikea. How can we build strong neighborhoods where residents can walk to the goods and services they need? How does a neighborhood like Capitol Hill balance the desire for locally owned businesses with the affordability of chain retail? Join us for a lively panel of developers, retail experts, small business owners, and community members. C.R. Douglas, host of Seattle Inside/Out, will moderate.
- Dana Behar, HAL Real Estate
- Michael Wells, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
- Kelly Kost, Downtown Works
- Jon Milazzo, Retrofit Home
Capitol Hill Housing’s Annual Report to the Community
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
5:30pm Panel Discussion
Seattle Academy Arts Center Theater 1100 12th Avenue, Seattle
Free and open to the public!
Space is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 206-204-3842. This event is produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation.