The first of five benches has been installed along 12th Avenue! This one is located at 1721 12th Avenue between Olive and Howell outside Lucky Devil Tattoo.
Capitol Hill Housing received funding for this project from the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Neighborhood Business District Fund and has worked with the 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee to choose a bench design and designate locations along 12th Avenue.
The benches were created from surplus granite curbstones available from the City of Seattle. Many thanks are due to Kevin Long of Urban Wilds who did a fantastic job on design and fabrication of the granite stones as well as installation on the sidewalk. We also want to thank Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio for help with the design, offering up a workspace, and general assistance with the project, Greg Lewis for help with installation, 12th Avenue Iron who fabricated the bench legs, Kate Leitch at the Seattle Department of Transportation for helping us with City permits, and to each property and business owner who supported this project.
Be on the look out for four more benches to be installed along 12th Avenue in the next few weeks!