The mission to mitigate a challenging business environment as Broadway undergoes six years of light rail construction is launching another initiative with new banners from a familiar Capitol Hill artist deployed across the neighborhood’s utility poles.
The new banners designed by Capitol Hill arts walk leader Ellen Forney will be a preview of sorts for her work that will eventually appear inside the light rail station at John and Broadway when it opens for operations in 2016.
This latest element to keep the appeal of Broadway strong during the construction is being paid for by the mitigation funds provided in an agreement between Sound Transit and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. The organizations have also held business seminars and launched the YourCapitolHill Web site (a CHS advertiser) in efforts to assist local businesses.
Forney’s art inside the Capitol Hill light rail station will be joined by modified fighter jet sculptures.