Capitol Hill Community Post | Pike People Street Returns this Summer

From SDOT

We are excited to announce Pike People Street 2017! Every Saturday in July and August, designated blocks in the Pike/Pine neighborhood will become pedestrian-only streets from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. We’ll also be creating more space for pedestrian activity on the second Thursdays of the month to coincide with the Capitol Hill Art Walk from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pike People Street 2017 dates:

Saturday Pike People Streets, 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.

  • July 1, 2017
  • July 8, 2017
  • July 15, 2017
  • July 29, 2017
  • August 5, 2017
  • August 12, 2017
  • August 19, 2017
  • August 26, 2017

*No event on July 22, 2017 because of Capitol Hill Block Party

 Art Walk People Streets, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017

The concept for a pedestrian street program started from community interest in testing a pedestrian street closure in Pike-Pine. After two years of testing, observations, surveying, and hearing community feedback, we’re expanding the program to run more consistently this summer. We compiled all of your feedback into the Pike People Street 2016 Report + 2017 Work Plan and came up with the following Program Goals:

1. Provide a pedestrian environment in Pike/Pine that is comfortable, safe, accessible, and responsive to the needs of the local community Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | GiveBIG to Country Doctor Community Health Centers

From Country Doctor

Mark your calendar
Wednesday May 10, 2017 
The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to local nonprofits.
This year all funds raised will support our capital campaign.  The redevelopment of the Betty Lee will make way for an eight-chair dental facility co-housed with many additional services. 2/3 of patients surveyed do not currently have access to dental care.  You can help change that!

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Survey: Central Ridge & Lowell-Meany Neighborhood Greenways – Route Options

Thank you for taking the time to give us your input. This questionnaire is open through May 17, 2017.

What’s a neighborhood greenway?
Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers. On streets with low car volumes and speeds, a greenway can:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cut-through traffic
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go; places like parks, schools, shops and restaurants
Questions or additional comments? Reach out to Dan. 

Dan Anderson | CentralRidge@seattle.gov | (206) 684-8105

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Capitol Hill Community Post | Free Community Dental & Health Clinic

On June 3, from 3-6pm the Volunteer Park Seventh-day Adventist Church will be hosting a free dental and health clinic. The event will provide care for those who can not gain access to health services, or are unable to afford it.

There will be a variety of health care professionals from: dentists, doctors, nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, and a chiropractor.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/BlqHcQ

No ID is required, No Proof of Citizenship. There will be ASL Interpreters available through the event.

Capitol Hill Community Post | The Broadcast “Somewhere” Release Party: Music to make you feel good and make the world brighter

If you’re hopeful about the world because you’re young and you know you can change things, you need this music in your life.

If you’re bogged down emotionally because the world continues to go to shit and you feel hopeless, you need this music in your life.

The Brodcast is about interstellar beats and grooves, finding light and love in the world, and connecting people who are making a positive impact with music.

WHAT IS HAPPENING
Friday June 2 at Love City Love; it’s 3 musical acts with dance performance sprinkled in. Art on the walls will be inspired by travel and there will be painters creating works live at the event.

WHO THEY ARE
Brodie writes raps to groovy, cosmic beats. Holly brings vocal jazz experience. Altogether they are 4 piece band with Collin on drums and Marshall on bass, and shows are a hybrid of live instrumentation, electronic production, spoken word raps and good vibrations.

WHAT THEY’RE DOING
Their current project, “Somewhere” (out this month) is a cosmic hip-hop journey that follows the inner experience of an actual road trip around the U. S. They use this travel metaphor to invite audiences on musical journey.

Check out their videos and keep posted for the release of Somewhere later this month, on SoundCloud and Spotify.
http://www.thebrodcast.com/videos/

Capitol Hill Community Post | Please Plan Ahead for Traffic Impacts on May Day

From SDOT

SDOT advises travelers that on Monday, May 1, a number of demonstrations and rallies are expected to significantly impact traffic around the city throughout the day. Please plan ahead for delays due to larger than normal crowds along demonstration routes and potential traffic disruptions. SDOT would to thank the public for its patience.

On Monday, May 1, travelers can expect at least the following permitted demonstrations:

May Day: Veteran Anti-War Formation: March at 8:45 a.m. from the Garden of Remembrance at 2nd Ave and University. The march route is south on 2nd Ave, east on James St, east on E Cherry St, south on 23rd Avenue to Judkins Park. About 200 people are expected to attend.

Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights: Rally at Judkins Park at 11 a.m. followed by a march from Judkins Park to Seattle Center at 1 p.m. The march route is via S Jackson St, 12th Ave, Madison St, 6th Ave, Denny Way, 5th Ave N and will end at Seattle Center. About 8,000 people are expected to participate.

Seattle Police will use rolling closures around the routes as they proceed

Capitol Hill Community Post | Mayday! Mayday! Bloc the Juvie event announcement

From #BlocTheJuvie

Hip Hop artists, musicians, educators and community builders will be participating in the global call-out for a general strike on May 1, 2017 (May Day). In Seattle there will be multiple autonomous actions, marches and #BlocTheJuvie will be having a pop-up bloc party with Hip Hip artist’s Raz Simone, Poesia, Bypolar, Yirim Seck , Julie-C, Black Magic Noize and many more live performances. We will also have great food, organizations tabling, live-painting, and amazing speakers that will share information about the juvie, prison industrial complex, prison labor and organizing efforts in Seattle and the region. We will announce at #BlocTheJuvie hashtag on May 1st, 2017, 3:30pm the location of the bloc party. Continue reading

Capitol Hill Community Post | Rally and March on International Workers’ Day

From Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Yesterday the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution brought forward by the May 1st Action Coalition, the Coalition of City Unions, immigrant rights activists, and me, proclaiming City of Seattle workers have the right to take the day off on May 1, 2017 without retaliation!

Rally & March on International Workers’ Day
Fight Trump and Defend Immigrant Rights!
Judkins Park, 2150 S Norman St
Monday 5/1, 11 AM

This year, fifty-nine organizations have joined Seattle’s May 1st Action Coalition to call for a day of mass protest linked to significant strike actions across the country. Shutting down Trump’s agenda will require us to build up to even larger and more organized actions in the coming months. It will take disrupting business as usual, whether through strike action, student walkouts, or nonviolent civil disobedience.

Join the immigrant community, labor, and social justice advocates to march on Monday, May 1, 2017! A preliminary program will begin at Judkins Park (2150 S Norman St) at 11 AM. The march will depart from the starting point at 1 PM, and will end at Fisher Green at Seattle Center (located South of the International Fountain).

Every right and liberty that we enjoy as working people has been won through mass organization, mobilization, and action. In particular, the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal as workers is strike action. When working class people organize and withhold their labor, it hits Trump and the billionaire class where it hurts: their profits.

In Solidarity,
Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Seattle City Council, District 3

Capitol Hill Community Post | Detectives Investigating Possible Connection In Attacks on Two Women

From SPD

Detectives are investigating a possible link between two attacks on women in Seattle and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect.

Around 8:30 PM on March 7th, surveillance cameras at an apartment complex on Elliott Avenue captured an as-yet-unidentified man following a 23-year-old woman in the building. As the woman approached her apartment, the suspect grabbed her from behind. The woman screamed and another building resident opened the door of their unit, causing the suspect to flee.

The victim described the suspect as a white male, 6’0, 25-30 years old, with blonde hair and green eyes, wearing a black jacket and gray jeans.

About six weeks later, on April 17th, another woman was walking home around 3:30 PM when a man grabbed her and threw her to the ground in the 1000 block of East Terrace Street. The woman fought back, screaming and scratching the man, grabbing his throat and jabbing at his eyes.

During the encounter, two women drove up to the victim, honked their horn and asked the victim if she was alright. The victim got into the witnesses’ vehicle and called 911 as the suspect fled.

Police have developed a sketch of the man, described as being 20-30 years old, 5’8, with blonde or strawberry blonde hair, a patchy beard, wearing a black jacket, gray jeans and dark sunglasses.

Detectives are investigating whether the two incidents may be related due to the striking similarities in the descriptions of the suspect. If you recognize the man in the video or sketch, please call (206) 684-5575 with any information..

Capitol Hill Community Post | 11 PM Paid Parking Survey

Capitol Hill parking project area

From SDOT

Do you go to the Broadway or Pike/Pine areas of Capitol Hill? If so, we want to hear from you!

As Seattle keeps growing, so does the demand for access and parking in the City’s busiest areas. Parking data collected along Broadway and Pike/Pine business corridors show that in the Capitol Hill project area, streets with paid parking were almost 100% full between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

To improve access for visitors during these late-night hours, we’ll extend paid parking hours to end at 11 p.m., compared to 8 p.m. like they do today. This change to 11 p.m. is expected in fall 2017.

SDOT has developed three parking options for late night paid parking hours along Broadway and Pike/Pine. We’d like to hear your feedback! Please complete our survey by Friday, May 12. Your feedback will help us implement a project that works for the community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary Catherine Snyder at latenightparking@seattle.gov.