One of the latest to companies to move its offices to Capitol Hill and bring more daytime activity to the neighborhood is Killer Infographics. The company moved its 23-member staff from Fremont to an office space above Six Arms last month.
To celebrate the move to Melrose and E Pike, the graphic design agency specializing in infographics created this Capitol Hill-inspired timeline:
For co-founder Nick Grant, moving to Capitol Hill brings the business closer to its downtown clients while putting his designers in a more dynamic urban environment.
“In Capitol Hill, none of our employees has to go far to experience a change of scenery, even if they’re just taking a 30-minute lunch break,” Grant said. The new digs are also big enough for the company to grow its staff, which Grant says he plans to do in the near future.
Finding new clients among Capitol Hill’s varied small businesses also influenced the company’s decision to relocate. “We have only worked with a handful of Capitol Hill-based clients, and that’s one of the main reasons we’re so excited about the move,” Grant said.
Capitol Hill’s office capacity is poised to grow significantly with spaces opening in the near future. Liz Dunn’s nearly complete Chophouse Row development will add to the mix. Glympse, a Seattle-based mobile technology startup, will bring its employees to a 10,000-square-foot Chophouse office space.
As The Stranger plans to exit its longtime 11th and Pike home, the landmark-protected redevelopment of the building into Legacy Pine could replace the alt weekly and then some with more office space in the heart of Pike/Pine. And on north Broadway, new office space will be central to the preservation and development project at the Harvard Exit. Last year, a representative for Legacy Pine told CHS that his company has been approached by small to mid-size tech and creative companies already based in the area looking for space to expand.