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!)
The Sound Transit CEO, Joni Earl, responded to the Champion’s request for updated information on the Development Agreement between the City of Seattle and Sound Transit. Below is her letter. (She italicized Champion concerns and comments).
Champion Receives Response From Sound Transit
Michael Wells of the Capitol Hill Chamber presented the updated Broadway Retail Study to members of the Champion earlier this month. (We posted it 4/14 on the other site.)
Read it here. Broadway Corridor Retail Strategy Report
The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce engaged Kidder
Mathews to update its 2007 Retail Strategic Plan (2007
Report) for the Broadway Retail Corridor (Corridor). The
Corridor runs along Broadway Avenue East (Broadway)
and is bounded by East Union Street to the south and
East Roy Street to the north, as shown in Exhibit E1. The
work includes an assessment of the existing space market,
an assessment of current demographics, a contrast of
the current retail environment with the past, and makes
strategic recommendations as to how the Chamber can
affect positive change.
RETAIL SPACE MARKET
The Corridor represents one of the strongest neighborhood
retail markets in Seattle. The Corridor itself contains
approximately 465,000 square feet of retail space, about
60,000 square feet of which is less than fi ve years old.
The Corridor’s strong rental rates ($30-$40 per square
foot) and low vacancy continues to drive development.
There is currently 16,500 square feet of retail space under
construction within the Corridor, and at least one additional
project under consideration.
Read the rest.
The roster of the Champion is posted on the CHCC Champion page. Or you can see it by clickingÂ Champion Steering Committee Roster 2013.
Capitol Hill Community Council general meeting
- February 21 6:30 to 8:00 pm
- Cal Anderson Park Shelter House
(Light refreshments servedÂ )
- Champion update (Champion is the group helping shaping the development over the Broadway Station site)
- Vote on John and Lisa as Capitol Hill Community Council reps to Champion
- Treasury report
- Committee reports
- Bylaw review committee
- East Pac and safety issues
- AÂ Question and Answer with Officer Sina Ebinger from SPD
- Micro Housing Update
- Strengthen presence of arts
- (Arts forum at Capitol Hill Community Council soon?)
- New Web site host for CHCC; 15 dollars a month?
- Transit Oriented Development initiatives coming from the city