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Archive for January, 2011

New retail at 12th and Jefferson – what do you want to see?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

As reported earlier, Capitol Hill Housing is planning to start construction on their mixed-use development at 12th and E Jefferson this spring.

There will be 5,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor, broken up into 5 spaces (although some can be combined to create larger spaces). The commercial space ranges from 550 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft.

What do you want to see at this location?  We want to hear from you!

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If you are interested in leasing any of these spaces, or know someone that is, please contact Capitol Hill Housing’s Betsy Hunter at 206-204-3830 or bhunter (at) capitolhillhousing (dot) org.

Here’s more information on the building:  12th & Jefferson Information Sheet

Name the James Court Park!

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The James Court Park, fully designed and awaiting construction, is looking for a name!

The Parks Department gives a few rules for the naming of parks but this leaves a lot of room for creativity!

  • Consider geographical location, historical/cultural significance, distinctive natural features, and the wishes of the community in which it is located
  • If naming the park after a person, the person must have been deceased for at least three years

Name suggestions must be made in writing by March 3rd and should include your reasons for choosing the name.

Send suggestions to:

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Naming Committee

100 Dexter Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

or via email to paula.hoff (at) seattle (dot) gov

Name 12th Ave park press release

James Court Park makes the news!

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The James Court Park made it into the Daily Journal of Commerce on January 10th.  Click on the picture for the complete article.

12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting – January 11th at 5:30pm

Friday, January 7th, 2011

1313 E Columbia Building


Here are notes from the January meeting.

Jan 2011 meeting notes

Please join us for our first 12th Avenue Stewardship Committee Meeting of 2011!

January 11th



1313 E Columbia Street, Room 115

This is the former Coca Cola bottling plant building on the corner of 13th and Columbia.  Enter on Columbia Street.


  • Update on James Court Park schedule and planning
  • Good news about Capitol Hill Housing’s 12th and E Jefferson development
  • Planning for new projects in 2011

Please join us for a great community meeting and get to know what is happening in the neighborhood.

We’ll also be providing snacks!

WinterGREEN at the Chloe Apartments

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Be sure to check out WinterGREEN, this Saturday at the Chloe Apartments. The festival celebrates green living and great community and will transform vacant units in the apartment building into mini art galleries and shops.

Here’s more information:


To interact with with the community in a unique format to promote sustainable living as well as our community artists and businesses.


Featuring local businesses, winterGREEN is the place to meet your neighborhood, from the local dog walker to the new cupcake shop. Mingle with new artists, friends from down the street over food and beverages from local companies like Skillet and Parfait.


Passports will be provided for you to get stamped from room to room. After 10 rooms you can go to our rooftop to pick up a giftbag from Babeland as well as wine from Poco Wine Room and hang out with social media giants Banyan Branch.


Saturday, January 8th

Noon – 4pm

1408 E Union Street

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