Paving the way for taller buildings on smaller lots, 21-story First Hill apartments will be super green and use modular construction

A new high-rise residential building along Madison Street will make use of both the city’s Living Building initiative and a new modular construction technique as it climbs above First Hill. The land on the corner of 9th Ave and Madison … Continue reading

First Hill art museum’s Café Frieda a small part of the Trump impeachment hearings story

As the characters are formed and the terrible drama of the Trump impeachment hearings plays out, there is a small corner of First Hill that we might think of quite a bit differently after Wednesday’s witness is sworn in and … Continue reading

With city debating funding for encampment sweeps, business-backed homeless outreach team on Capitol Hill, First Hill and C-ID now complete

“Hi there, outreach here. Anybody home?” The outreach workers from the Evergreen Treatment Services REACH program don’t have a door to knock on, nor a doorstep to wait on, but that’s how they treat their approach to the tents scattered across … Continue reading

With lidding I-5 far in the future, how should Seattle spend millions to improve Freeway Park’s connection between First Hill, Capitol Hill, and downtown?

Jim Ellis, the Washington civic leader and one of the Seattle citizens most responsible for the vision that created First Hill and lower Capitol Hill’s connection to downtown through Freeway Park and the convention center, died last week at the … Continue reading

911 | Melrose bar melee, First Hill DUI crash

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Hear sirens and wondering what’s going on? Check out Twitter reports from @jseattle or tune into the CHS Scanner page. Melee outside Still Liquor: Melrose was filled with … Continue reading

Where First Hill McDonald’s used to stand, newest Seattle Amazon Go now open

In case you didn’t know, the Amazon Go store is now open at Madison & Minor @jseattle #FirstHill pic.twitter.com/3mdOFuxqai — ⚡️ Gordon (@GordonWerner) September 11, 2019 The corner of Madison and Minor is again home to a neighborhood outlet from … Continue reading

He already ‘owned’ it, so why did this guy just pay $21M for First Hill’s Hotel Sorrento?

Capitol Hill real estate investor and developer Mike Malone already owned the business around First Hill’s Hotel Sorrento, now he owns the building and the dirt below it — $21 million of it — and the high-rise rights that come along … Continue reading

911 | Owner stops armed First Hill car prowler, I-5 gun false alarm, Cal Anderson right-wing rally draws smaller than expected turnout

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Hear sirens and wondering what’s going on? Check out Twitter reports from @jseattle or tune into the CHS Scanner page. First Hill car prowl robbery: Police are investigating … Continue reading

On the List | 10th annual Linda’s Fest, La Quinta Carnival, First Hill Pop-up Petting Zoo

This summer’s (astronomical) dog days are over, but there are still plenty of options to squeeze everything out of these late-August summer days. Case(s) in point: The Pacific Northwest Black Pride 2019 kicks off at Gay City on Thursday. Writers … Continue reading

Design reviews: Knights of Columbus development’s Harvard plans, plus a ‘mass timber’ first on First Hill

A split decision last spring will bring one of twin new projects planned to rise around the historic Knights of Columbus building in front of the East Design Review Board again Wednesday night. Meanwhile, another project coming in front of the … Continue reading