‘Unpriced, Best Offer’ — Seattle First Baptist Church seeks partner to preserve landmark house of worship, develop valuable First Hill land

By Jadenne Radoc Cabahug, CHS reporting intern Part of the First Hill neighborhood for 110 years, Harvard Ave’s landmark Seattle First Baptist Church is on the market and lining its valuable land up for redevelopment. Any deal will be a … Continue reading

First Hill’s Vito’s puts up $1K reward for safe return of Cougar Room mascot after Thanksgiving weekend break-in

First Hill nightclub Vito’s is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of its mountain lion. Barbara, the big taxidermied puma that has been a centerpiece in the club’s Cougar Room, was ripped off in a break-in at the First … Continue reading

Calhoun Properties, mother of the aPodment, puts its Seattle portfolio up for sale including Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Central District buildings

Calhoun Properties has reshaped many blocks of Capitol Hill and the Central District. Now the Seattle developer that made aPodment a Kleenex-level brand has put its entire microhousing portfolio including at least nine holdings across Capitol Hill, First Hill, and … Continue reading

District 3 lined up to include consolidated Eastlake, lose highrise swath of First Hill in Seattle’s final City Council border tweaks

Final tweaks to the plan to rebalance and redraw the Seattle City Council’s district borders include a swap for District 3 representing the city’s central neighborhoods around Capitol Hill and the Central District that would carve off a chunk of … Continue reading

With COVID-19 state of emergency coming to an end, First Hill’s Frye Art Museum adding new ‘mask-required hours’

The end of October will bring an end to nearly 1,000 days of Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency. But, of course, it doesn’t bring the end of the pandemic. The transition is leaving many important decisions regarding life with the … Continue reading

June fire leaves damaged apartment building and First Hill classic nightclub Vito’s in limbo

The aftermath of the June fire that left three people seriously injured in a First Hill apartment building is impacting the homes of residents and left a neighborhood nightlife institution closed indefinitely. The rescued occupants from TheĀ Madison Apartments are reportedly … Continue reading

911 | SPD: Woman shot at First Hill apartment building after she breaks in, frees dogs who attack residents

See something others should know about?Ā Email CHSĀ orĀ call/txt/Signal (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHSĀ 911 coverageĀ here. Hear sirens and wondering whatā€™s going on? Check out Twitter reports fromĀ @jseattleĀ or tune into theĀ CHS ScannerĀ page. From the Seattle Police Department A woman in First … Continue reading

Seattle public television KCTS and Crosscut are coming to First Hill — UPDATE

It will be quite the pledge break. Cascade Public Media and its Seattle public television station KCTS and online news provider Crosscut are coming to Broadway in a $23 million deal. The nonprofit media organization is running a $12.5 million … Continue reading

911 | Armored truck guard prompts school lockdown, Broadway bank heist, First Hill carjacking

See something others should know about?Ā Email CHSĀ orĀ call/txt/Signal (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHSĀ 911 coverageĀ here. Hear sirens and wondering whatā€™s going on? Check out Twitter reports fromĀ @jseattleĀ or tune into theĀ CHS ScannerĀ page. SCC lockdown: The paramilitary appearance of a private guard … Continue reading