Tent City 3 wraps up summer stay on Capitol Hill

Dozens of Capitol Hill residents moved out of the neighborhood over the past week. Tent City 3, as usual, is on the move again.

CHS reported on the homeless community’s short summer stay at the corner of 19th and Aloha as the group filled the parking lot of St. Joseph’s into lines of tents, known as dorms, with room for around 100 residents along with tents that served as a computer room, a kitchen, a laundry room, and a community dining hall. The group also stayed at St. Joe’s in 2006 and again in 2011. Always on the move, residents told CHS Tent City 3 will next settle in Shoreline. Continue reading

4 at 11th/Aloha, 6 on Bellevue Ave E, 2035 at City Hall

Coming to 11th and Aloha

Coming to 11th and Aloha

(Image: CHS)

(Image: CHS)

Wednesday night brings two Capitol Hill projects in front of the design review board — one a local lightning rod for anti-development rancor, the other a plan to create a new apartment building on top of a rejected landmark — while City Hall hosts a public meeting on shaping the city’s development over the next 20 years.Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 12.31.20 PM

  • 748 11th Ave E: Displacement is real. And so are concerns about building new apartments on Capitol Hill without parking, apparently. Bradley Khouri’s b9 Architects and developer Robert Hardy will bring their revised vision for a four-story, 30+ unit apartment building at the corner of 11th and Aloha in front of the design review board Wednesday night for what they hope is the final sign-off on the project that has faced pushback from neighbors living along the streets just above Lowell Elementary. In addition to paring back the project by shaving off two units and attempting to reduce the project’s scale, Khouri and Hardy have thrown concerned neighbors a bone on the parking front:
    Developer has a preliminary agreement with Diamond parking for tenants to lease stalls in the parking lot directly west of the site. The lot is currently used by Seattle Public Schools for teacher parking and other neighborhood events and is not fully utilized.

    Neighbors asked for the building to be reduced to three stories -- this slice shows the compromise

    Neighbors asked for the building to be reduced to three stories — this slice shows the compromise

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Capitol Hill design reviews: Four stories at 11th/Aloha, five on the slope of I-5 Shores

The Bellview will guard our western I-5 shores (Image: Nicholson Kovalchik)

Winter is coming. The Bellview will guard our western I-5 shores (Image: Nicholson Kovalchik)

Two Capitol Hill projects coming before the East Design Review Board Wednesday night share some characteristics peculiar to the neighborhood. Both will replace early 1900s-era wood frame houses. Both will be perched on parts of the Hill’s sloping grades.

748 11th Ave E

(Image: B9 Architects)

(Image: B9 Architects)

This four-story, 36-unit apartment building is destined for the gentle sloping curve of E Aloha at 11th Ave E  just down from Lowell Elementary where the old homes have stood for more than 100 years.

But neighbors are mostly concerned about the parking:

Hi, everyone.  You may have recently gotten a notice in the mail about a proposed development next door.  For those of you who didn’t get the notice, details can be found here: Continue reading