‘A medical use’ — First Hill’s Museum of Museums arts venue hits city permitting snag

As a classic Capitol Hill arts venue returns to service this weekend, a new venue being shaped out the medical office-filled landscape of First Hill won’t make its planned February debut. The Museum of Museums project set to repurpose an … Continue reading

Striking Swedish Medical Center nurses and caregivers will march from First Hill

A Wednesday afternoon march will mark the midway of a planned three-day strike as nearly 8,000 Swedish Medical Center nurses and caregivers are fighting for a new, better contract with the nonprofit Seattle-area health provider. The strike is hitting Seattle … Continue reading

Design review: First Hill’s The Victor set to rise — in deference — next to First Baptist Church

There is a chance Wednesday night’s session of the East Design Review Board will be postponed due to wintry weather. If so, you’ll be prepared early for a January 29th session reviewing on The Victor, a planned eight-story, 227-unit apartment … Continue reading

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