There are quite a few opportunities for getting involved in the neighborhood clustered in the middle of the week. Here’s a rundown.
- Wednesday — Melrose Building, Pinevue Apartments at landmarks board: A block of E Pine will begin the process of being considered for landmarks protection start with Wednesday’s 3:30 PM meeting. Details here.
- Wednesday — Melrose Promenade visioning: The community discussion around re-shaping Melrose Ave continues. Meeting details.
- Wednesday — 1321 Seneca design review: Help shape this 23-story First Hill apartment tower. Design review board session starts Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
- Thursday – 12th Ave Arts groundbreaking ceremony: Join dignitaries — including Linda! — to celebrate the start of construction on this Capitol Hill Housing project slated to replace the East Precinct’s parking facility.
12th Avenue Arts Groundbreaking Event
WHAT: Capitol Hill Housing celebrates the groundbreaking of 12th Avenue Arts, with remarks by community leaders and entertainment
WHEN: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Remarks at 1:00pm
Ceremonial groundbreaking at 1:45pm
WHERE: Program at Velocity Dance Center – 1621 12th Ave, Seattle;
Groundbreaking at 12th Avenue Arts construction site across the street
WHO: Chris Persons – Capitol Hill Housing
Mayor Michael McGinn
Nick Licata – Seattle City Council
Deputy Chief Nick Metz – Seattle Police Department
Senator Ed Murray (invited)
Uriel Ybarra – Office of Senator Patty Murray
Michael Malone – Hunter’s Capital, Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Linda Derschang – Linda’s Tavern, local business owner
Kevin Nowak – KeyBank
HOW: Free and open to the public; members of the press are encouraged to attend
Event will also feature live music by Bucharest Drinking Team; wood-fired pizza from Via Tribunali and their mobile pizza oven; and coffee courtesy of Caffe Vita.
Event is sponsored by KeyBank and the National Development Council.
- Thursday — Capitol Hill Community Council: This month’s meeting has a full agenda, with topics including Broadway Station development updates, a safety discussion on the hill with SPD officer Officer Sina Ebinger and a microhousing update. If none of those issues intrigue you, you can still stop by the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House on Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the free, light refreshments.
Here’s the full agenda:
Champion update (Champion is the group helping shaping the development over the Broadway Station site)
Vote on John and Lisa as Capitol Hill Community Council reps to Champion
Bylaw review committee
East Pac and safety issues - A Question and Answer with Officer Sina Ebinger from SPD
Micro Housing Update
Strengthen presence of arts (Arts forum at Capitol Hill Community Council soon?)
New Web site host for CHCC; 15 dollars a month?
Transit Oriented Development initiatives coming from the city