January 2015 Meeting Minutes

Capitol Hill Community Council

January 15, 2015 Meeting Notes

  • Winter Open House Recap
    • Top neighborhood issues among attendees were:
      • Historic Preservation
      • Housing / Affordability
      • Transportation / Pedestrian Improvement
      • Race and Social Justice
  • Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC) presentation by John Feit
    • PPUNC has been successful guiding developers to positive outcomes.
    • Encouraged people to get involved and show up to design review board meetings.
    • Attendees were interested in a workshop with PPUNC to learn how to be an effective advocate for neighborhood development solutions.
  • Champion Update: Zachary Pullin
    • Developer selection coming soon.
    • Once chosen – there will be a community open house that we will advertise.
  • Streetcar Launch Committee Update
    • The streetcar launch has been pushed back to later in the year – likely late summer.
    • When it officially launches there will be a party in each of the neighborhoods that the streetcar runs through, starting in Pioneer Square and ending in Capitol Hill.
  • Homelessness Task Force: Capitol Hill Update
    • Funding has been provided for 15 additional beds on Capitol Hill.
    • The Mayor is supporting a plan for three permanent tent cities in Seattle, locations TBD.
    • Tent cities prompted many questions among attendees – we will attempt to get more information and clarification for the next meeting.
  • Arboretum Guest: Raymond
    • The 520 bridge project will bring many changes to the arboretum.
    • Construction in the arboretum will take place in two phases, one beginning in late-May or early-June.
    • Check out the arboretum website for more construction details and plans.
    • The winter plants are currently in bloom. It’s a good time to take a walk through the arboretum.
  • Introduction of At-Large Candidate: Natalie Curtis
    • Natalie introduced herself to the group and declared her candidacy.
    • Come to our February meeting to vote for Natalie in the open At-Large position.

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