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March 19, 2015 Meeting Agenda


Capitol Hill Community Council

March 19, 2015

6:30     Welcome: people can add suggestions (updates, announcements, etc) to the “Parking Lot” – and Old Business (Letter for Andrew Haas)

6:35    Jesse Perrin, CHCC Programs Committee – NEW CHCC Service Opportunity

6:45     SDOT – Streetcar Extension Update

7:00     Council member Mike Archambault, Seattle Greenways Update

7:10    Elliot Helmbrecht, April 28 Special Election

7:20    Alex Brennan, “Only in Seattle” update

7:35     Sound Transit Developer discussion

7:50     Capitol Hill Champion updates, Streetcar Launch updates, and New Business (Bring ideas!)

Champion meetings with PLUS committee and Public hearings

As a reminder, the Champion has its own official site at http://capitolhillchampion.org

Links to proposed Development Agreement, Site Specific Guidelines, Urban Design Framework, Legislation and other documents can be found on DPD’s website here.

PLUS Committee Briefing

On Friday, June 28, Sound Transit, the DPD, and the Champion will brief the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, & Sustainability (aka, PLUS) Committee.

Comments from the public are welcome

Friday June 28th
Council Chamber, City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue

9:30am Begin public comments
10am (tentative) Project presentations/briefings to the committee

Tell our city council members that you support the proposed Development Agreement and Site Specific Design Guidelines implementing our neighborhood vision for the sites that has been crafted over the past decade.

Questions and mailing list sign-up: caphilltod@gmail.com

Public Hearing July 15th at 5:30pm

After being briefed at the above June 28th meeting, the PLUS Committee will hold a public hearing to take comments on the proposed Development Agreement. The hearing will be held at the:

Miller Community Center
330 19th Avenue East

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be sent to:

Councilmember Richard Conlin
Legislative Department
600 Fourth Avenue, Floor 2
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA  98124-4025
or by email to richard.conlin@seattle.gov

Written comments should be received by Monday, July 15th, at noon.


Capitol Hill Light Rail Station Sites Updates

Please visit DPD’s blog for the following updates:

  • Proposed development agreement and site-specific design guidelines for the Capitol Hill light rail station sites
  • Environmental determination for the development agreement and site-specific design guidelines
  • Director’s Report summarizing the proposed development agreement and site-specific design guidelines

For more information contact Vanessa Murdock at (206) 733-9271 or vanessa.murdock@seattle.gov.

Champion hosts Community Catch-up and Conversation 5/20

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’…

What’s gonna’ go up when the Red Wall comes down?


The Capitol Hill Champion invites you:

Be involved in the Next Steps!

Find out what they are and how you can participate

Community Catch-up and Conversation

Monday May 20    5:30 PM

Broadway Performance Hall 

5:30pm Social hour

6pm-8pm Presentations and Discussion

Refreshments and Kids table will be provided

Questions and sign-up for list-serv: caphilltod@gmail.com

General Meeting Minutes 2/21/13

Capitol Hill Community Council

General Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2013

Meeting started 6:33


Capitol Hill Champion Project Updates and Election of Reps from CHCC

  • Questions and Discussion re: Transparency, Protocols, and Scope of the Champion Project
  • Cathy Hillenbrand – Champion addresses ONLY the Sound Transit site
  • Introductions, questions, and voting on Lisa Kothari and John Akamatsu as CHCC reps to the Capitol Hill Champion
  •     Intros by Lisa and John
  •     Questions
  •     Vote
  • John      81yes.    44no
  • Lisa.      86 yes.    45no

John and Lisa approved as CHCC reps to the Capitol Hill Champion

Micro housing Update

  •  A small group met with City Council staff
  • Jeffrey Cook and Michele Gomes are the point people
  • City Council wanted to know concerns and impact
  • (So-called apodments are being built at a rapid pace without normal protocols because a building with in fact 64 residents with individual rental agreements can be built calling itself an 8 unit building)
  • Some issues: no neighborhood notification, no chance for engagement with the developer, no potential for design review, etc.)
  • The City Council is listening, but no direct action as of yet, such as amending and cleaning up building/zoning/construction guidelines and classifications, or no building moratorium until such loopholes is fixed.
  • Further meetings with City Council will be posted on the CHCC website

Treasurers Report

  • We need a new web host very soon.
  • Voted on whether to spend approx.$14 per month on web hosting
  • Vote passed. Yes on expenditure for web hosting.

A reminder that CHCC will continue to use public space for meetings, and will not be renting space.

By-laws Review Committee Update

  • (We are required to do this every three years and are overdue.)
  • -So far have found some grammatical and language errors.
  • -Need to discuss whether to modify our boundaries (so as to not include Montlake)
  • -Need to discuss whether to increase the quorum needed to do business from only four to something higher, perhaps twelve.
  • -More work to be done. When we get closer, it will be presented at one or more meetings, and then after all discussion and further modifications, a vote will occur at the following meeting – a 2/3rd majority is needed to pass.


  • Twelfth Avenue Arts Complex groundbreaking took place today
  • We are considering having an Arts Forum at Capitol Hill Community Council where artists and arts organizations can come present what they are up to on the Hill.
  •  Related to this, there may be a Cultural Overlay District possible for Capitol Hill, contact Nick Licata’s office for more information.
  •  Art Blitz is coming, stay tuned
  •  To apply for inclusion of your art project in the Broadway Windows Project, send in proposals by March 14

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Presentation and Discussion

Planning Commission representatives Kevin McDonald and Katie Sheehy

  • Amending comprehensive plan is the goal.
  • Moving policy ideas re: TOD forward into Comprehensive Plan
  • Meld development, planning, and transit “nodes’.
  • Both stated the Comprehensive Plan needs some “modest” changes in order to further the TOD agenda.
  • Want to look at walking distance and walking time to transit nodes.
  • Intend to provide a framework for further development.
  • Supporting dense, mixed use policies and make sure this happens in other neighborhoods.
  • What are components of liveability?  Stay tuned, much neighborhood input will be needed here.
  •  Question: Will this eventually include a push to significantly upzone a large part of Capitol Hill, and/or also change this same large section to Neighborhood Commercial?


Adjourned 8:15