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A Capitol Hill (temporarily) without Capitol Hill Housing? First, a party

12th Ave Arts, the future house of Capitol Hill Housing

As Capitol Hill Housing gears up for Friday’s Omnivorous, its biggest fundraiser of the year, the nonprofit housing developer is also starting the packing process. Capitol Hill Housing is leaving Capitol Hill — for a little while, at least — as its current offices inside the Davis & Hoffman building at 10th and Union will be shuttered to make way for construction of a new mixed-use apartment building at the site.

CHS reported last week that developer Alliance Realty has bowed to community pressure and backed off plans to demolish the old auto row building currently home to CHH, Pravda and Grace Church Seattle.

But that doesn’t mean CHH can stay. Here’s CHH’s Michael Seiwerath:

CHH is still moving its offices to the Vance Building on 3rd and Union.  Our last day at Davis Hoffman is October 18th, and we open downtown on Monday, October 22nd.  And then we will have a triumphant return to Capitol Hill in 2014, when 12th Avenue Arts opens!

Davis & Hoffman will stand but its tenants are moving out

12th Avenue Arts, CHH’s joint project with the city to develop the current East Precinct parking lot into a new facility with SPD parking, apartments, theater space and, yes, offices is slated to break ground later this year.

Tuesday meeting
Alliance is scheduled to present its revised plans for the parcels along Union between 10th and 11th at a meeting Tuesday night (September 25th) at 12th and Pike coworking space, Agnes Underground from 5 to 7p. A company representative told CHS she could not confirm the revised plan will preserve the Davis & Hoffman building in addition to the 11th and Union Madison Greetings building already planned for incorporation into the project but people familiar with the situation said Alliance has come up with a new design that preserves significant portions of each building.

CHH isn’t the only Davis & Hoffman organization making new plans. A representative from Grace updated us on the church’s situation in in CHS comments

This building has also been home to the offices of Grace Church Seattle, , for almost 15 years! We’re in suite 102 across the hall from Capitol Hill Housing. While our church rents the Volunteer Park Seventh Day Adventist church for our Sunday worship, we’ve been trying to figure out what to do since they announced the demolition. Our current plan has been to see what happens. Turns out that might be a good plan? Ha. Anyway, just wanted to let you know of another group this news affects. Thanks for keeping us informed. It’d be sad to lose this building.

Meanwhile, tickets are still on sale for Friday’s Omnivorous fundraiser for Capitol Hill Housing. $80 will get you unlimited plates prepared by an all-star cast of Capitol Hill food+drink notables. Keeping it local, tickets are available via Stranger Tickets. New-ish E Pike event space The Summit hosts. The fun runs from 6-10p, Friday, September 28.

Anchovies & Olives
Smoked Trout Salad with Almond-Garlic Sauce and Smoked Paprika Oil

Ba Bar
Banh Cuon Steamed Rice Crepe with Carlton Farm Pork, Wood Ear Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Basil

Cafe Presse
Provencal-style Salt Cod Puree with Garlic and Olive Oil, Served on Toasted Baguette with a Salad of Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Zucchini, Flat Leaf Parsley and Parmesan

Feed Co. Catering
Roasted Duck Breast with Apricot-Pistachio Compote on Brioche

La Bete
Fromage de Tete Banh Mi

Little Uncle
Noodleless Phad Thai with Tofu, Organic Eggs, Tamarind, Beansprouts, and Peanuts

Assorted Meat and Vegetarian Mini-Sandwiches

Grilled Eggplant in Tofu Paper with Leek and Chao Sauce

Jalapeno Cucumber Mescal Gazpacho

Smoked Sockeye Salmon Tartare with Horseradish and Creme Fraiche on Pumpernickel Toast

Eggplant and Stone fruit Caponata with Cherry Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Medjoohl date wrapped in bacon and kissed with a balsamic reduction

Taylor Shellfish
Kumamoto and Shigoko Oysters

The Tin Table
Organic Ginger Snap Topped with Carrot and Goat Cheese Mousse, Finished with Lemon Thyme and Ginger Gelee and Frizzled Carrot Tops

Wandering Goose
Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Smoked Salt

Roasted Padron Peppers with Tonnato and Mint

Gray and Smoked Salt Caramels from Fran’s Chocolates
Fresh-brewed Stumptown Coffee

Vin de Pays “Les Perles”, France
Lorelle Pinot Noir, Oregon
Courtesy of C & G Wines and Dabble Wines

The Welcome Mat
Oola Gin, mixed apple spice shrub, fresh lemon, Dr. Elmegirab’s bitters, effervesces
Mark Sexauer, Artusi

Pomegranate Martini 
With Single Silo vodka provided by Project V Distillery

VIP RECEPTION: Exclusive cocktail/appetizer hour with Mark Sexauer and Jason Stratton from Artusi and Spinasse and an opportunity to mingle with other local notables including New York Times food writer Sara Dickerman

Global and local flavors by DJ Rhythma of KEXP all evening long

The evening will include a special opportunity to hear from one of our residents and make a financial contribution to support Capitol Hill Housing’s new Resident Services program.

Omnivorous is produced by the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation. All proceeds from the event will benefit Capitol Hill Housing.

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