Weigh in on $10M in upgrades to improve Freeway Park’s connection between First Hill, Capitol Hill, and downtown

With a new initiative underway to add new features to Cal Anderson Park recognizing the power of the occupied protest camp and Black Lives Matter movement of the summer of 2020, another central city park is also in the middle … Continue reading

21-story First Hill ‘Living Building’ up for design review

Seattle’s streamlined design review process seems destined to keep the city’s “stay home” population entertained. There is another comment deadline on a central city project up for administrative review this week. Today is the final day for comment on the … Continue reading

911 | Suspect uses threatening note to hold up First Hill Subway sandwich shop

See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS 911 coverage here. Hear sirens and wondering what’s going on? Check out Twitter reports from @jseattle or tune into the CHS Scanner page. City Market ripoff: Three suspects attempting to shoplift at … Continue reading

Proposal for First Hill mass timber high-rise seeks to reach even higher

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic fallout could snuff Seattle’s latest development boom. Or the change might be more complicated and less predictable. One of the more interesting projects in motion before the crisis is readying to return to … Continue reading

Ba Bar’s effort to feed its First Hill and Cherry Hill health care neighbors has grown into $38K+ ‘100 Meals a Day’ campaign

Dozens of Capitol Hill and Central District food and drink businesses have found ways to continue serving their neighborhoods and stay in business through the COVID-19 crisis. Some have found a way to do a little more. 12th Ave’s Ba … Continue reading

First Hill’s Harborview Hall to become King County COVID-19 ‘isolation and recovery center’

Saved from the wrecking ball and upgraded and transformed into a home for shelter and homelessness services, 9th Ave’s Harborview Hall will begin a new life this week in the region’s fight against COVID-19. King County announced Saturday that the … Continue reading

Months after radiation leak, researchers getting back to work but First Hill building remains closed

By Conor Courtney, UW News Lab/Special to CHS The loading dock looks almost normal, sitting in the shade behind the Harborview Research and Training Building. But there are no lab technicians running back from their lunch break, no one delivering … Continue reading

Design review: First Hill ‘Living Building’ will climb 21 stories and be constructed like LEGO, piece by piece

Madison Street’s next contribution to Seattle’s ultra-green Living Building program could be a 21-story apartment tower set to rise in unique fashion on First Hill. The development takes its first bow in front of the East Design Review Board Wednesday … Continue reading