615 8th Avenue Design Review
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

615 8th Avenue Design Review

Mark your calendars for January 10th to attend the early design guidance meeting for 615 8th Avenue. 

"Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a 27-story building with 204 residential units, retail at grade, and institutional space (Trinity Church). Parking for 230 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures to be demolished.

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Pillars Painting Volunteer Day
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Pillars Painting Volunteer Day

We are putting the finishing touches on the Sunlight Over First Hill pillars. Specifically, we'll be completing the bottoms of the pillars by extending solid colors to the bottom replacing the architectural design originally conceived.

FHIA acquired the funds to buy materials, but are counting on community volunteers to help get the paint done, and we're very ambitiously planning to get it all done in one day!

We'll need quite a bit of help painting, and are inviting the community to join in. We'll have all the materials and paint on hand, and will be extremely grateful for any time that folks might have.

Sunlight Over First Hill Painting Party
Sunday January 14th
10am - 2pm (or whenever we finish)
Under the Freeway between James and Cherry Streets
Everything provided!
Stay for as long as you can help!

RSVP or send questions to FHIA Executive Director Alex Hudson at alex@firsthill.org

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City of Seattle Fair Chance Housing Public Comment Meeting
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

City of Seattle Fair Chance Housing Public Comment Meeting

Back in August, the city of Seattle passed Fair Chance Housing legislation to prevent landlords from discriminating against those with arrest records, conviction records or criminal history. This public comment meeting allows individuals to learn more about the legislation, the proposed rules and FAQs, and provide comments and concerns.

The ordinance will go into effect on February 19th, 2018. Please register here in advance if you plan to attend.  

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Seattle Denny Awards
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Seattle Denny Awards

Come celebrate the Seattle Denny Awards on Tuesday, December 12th from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)! We'd like to especially recognize Freeway Park Association's Board Chair, Bob Anderson, for receiving 2017's Denny Award in the "Strong Communities" category. 

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Santa at the Mansion
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Santa at the Mansion

Join us in welcoming Santa back to the Stimson-Green Mansion for photos and fun on Sunday, December 10! The Mansion will be open for tours and we’ll have free parking, cider, and holiday cookies.

Professional digital photos with Santa are graciously provided by C.B. Bell and will be available for a donation to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Urban Design and Public Space Committee Meeting
Dec
6
1:00 PM13:00

Urban Design and Public Space Committee Meeting

Join the First Hill Improvement Association to discuss various urban design and public space topics that directly affect the neighborhood. This meeting is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend! 

Agenda

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Updates
  • Skybridge proposal for Skyline 2
  • Terry Ave
    • Background and Current Status
    • Goal Setting
    • Next Steps
  • New Business
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Seattle Municipal Court Warrant Outreach Event
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle Municipal Court Warrant Outreach Event

Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) encourages anyone with an outstanding SMC warrant to attend our Warrant Outreach event. This event will be held in the community to make it as comfortable as possible for individuals to learn about their options and meet with a public defender without the fear of arrest. Outstanding warrants make it harder to get a job, secure housing and generally move forward in life. SMC will have staff available to answer questions, schedule hearings, and share information on resources and support services available through the Court. The King County Department of Public Defense will have attorneys available to answer questions and offer advice.

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EastPAC November Meeting
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

EastPAC November Meeting

Please join the EastPAC for their monthly meeting. The topic of this month's meeting is the prevention of package theft. The meeting will feature experts from SPD's  Burglary unit and representatives from a local delivery service. 

November 16th, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Chardin Hall Room 142
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

Contact

Phone: 202.792.EPAC (3722) 
Phone: 888.805.EPAC (3722) 
Email: info@eastpac.org

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1103 Summit Avenue Design Review
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

1103 Summit Avenue Design Review

Design Review Early Design Guidance application proposing a seven-story apartment building with six live-work units at street level. No parking proposed. Existing surface parking lot to be demolished. 

November 15, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Seattle University
824 12th Ave
Admissions & Alumni Comm Bldg- Stuart T Rolfe Room

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Seattle Renter's Commission
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Seattle Renter's Commission

  • Seattle Municipal Tower / Room 1756 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Seattle is committed to equitable engagement and inclusion with a commitment to create communities of opportunity for everyone, regardless of race or means. To that end, in March 2017, the city established the Seattle Renters' Commission to represent diverse renter voices across the city. Its purpose is to provide information, advice, and counsel to the Mayor, Seattle City Council, and departments concerning issues and policies affecting renters.

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Freeway Park Fall Planting Party
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Freeway Park Fall Planting Party

Freeway Park Association will be hosting their first ever Bulb Planting Party on Saturday, November 4th. Help add some seasonal color to the park for the springtime, by getting your hands dirty this fall with fellow community members. 

Saturday, November 4th
10AM - in Seneca Plaza
Tools, gloves - plus coffee and treats provided! 

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Sorrento Silent Reading Party
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sorrento Silent Reading Party

Invented by the Stranger’s Christopher Frizzelle, the reading party is every first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. That’s when the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel goes quiet and fills with people. The reading public. It fills right away with all these people who don’t know each other, and they sit very close, sometimes three strangers to a couch. By 7 p.m., you can’t get a seat.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  — Free
Fireside Room @ Sorrento Hotel

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Swedish First Hill Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Swedish First Hill Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) Meeting

This group advises the City of Seattle and Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus on issues related to the design and construction of new buildings and other projects proposed under the City-adopted Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus Master Plan.

Swedish Medical Center First Hill Campus
747 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Room TBD

Contact Name  Maureen Sheehan
Contact Phone  206.684.0302
Contact Email   maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov

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8th Annual First Hill Costume Pub Crawl
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

8th Annual First Hill Costume Pub Crawl

The Hideout, Vito's and The Sorrento invite you to partake in an evening of mystery and debauchery. Returning in it's 8th year, all three venues will harness their haunted ways and entertain you with music and dance and bubbling concoctions. One lucky guest will walk away with $500.00 cash for best costume, the others will fend for themselves in the best party on First Hill. Get sewing, get stewing, make a wish, brew a potion and come out, come out, whereever you are. Candy will be provided.

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East PAC October meeting
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

East PAC October meeting

Join the East Precinct Advisory Council (EastPAC) for their monthly meeting. We will review: The current SeaStat report for Seattle with a focus on East Precinct. The Micro Community Police Plans Current initiatives


October 26th, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 PM
12th and E. Marion St
Seattle University, Pigott 203
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

Contact
Phone: 202.792.EPAC (3722) 
Phone: 888.805.EPAC (3722) 
Email: info@eastpac.org

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First Hill Public Meeting
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

First Hill Public Meeting

Join the First Hill Improvement Association for the October Public Meeting. This event is a chance to hear about important updates in our community and to share priorities and current events. The public meetings are free and open to the public, all are welcome. 

Tuesday, October 17
6-7:30pm
Frye Art Museum (704 Terry Ave)

Agenda

  • 710 8th Ave.Get information on the proposal for a new tower of retirement living units at the SW corner of 8th and Columbia from Transforming Age. The concept includes a proposed skybridge over 8th Ave connecting the new building to Skyline, and is in the early design phase.
  • Emergency Preparedness. This meeting will focus on emergency preparedness. We'll have a presentation from the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management on how you can best prepare yourself, your family, and your home for a disaster, and how First Hill can prepare as a community. 

FHIA is committed to inclusion and accessibility. If you need accommodations, please let us know. You can reach out to FHIA Coordinator Doug Holtom with questions or comments at doug@firsthill.org.

 

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First Hill Autumn Cleanup
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

First Hill Autumn Cleanup

It’s time to Autumn Clean First Hill! The First Hill Improvement Association is hosting a neighborhood pick-up! Meet you neighbors, learn about FHIA, and make your neighborhood a better and cleaner place.


Saturday October 7th 
10am - 12pm
First Hill Park, University & Minor


We will gather in the park at 10:00am. We’ll then disperse throughout the neighborhood, working in small groups to clean up litter and create a direct and positive impact in our community. We’ll gather back together to show off all the garbage we collected, and to celebrate our good work!

Bags, gloves, grabbers and vests will all be provided by Seattle Public Utilities, so all you need to bring is yourself.

First Hill Park is located at Minor Ave and University St. The First Hill Improvement Association is proud to sponsor this event.

Spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors. We hope we’ll see you there!

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EastPAC Monthly meeting
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

EastPAC Monthly meeting

Please join the EastPAC for their monthly meeting. They will review: The current SeaStat report for Seattle with a focus on East Precinct. The Micro Community Police Plans Current initiatives

When: September 28th, 2017 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM

Location

12th and E. Marion St
Seattle University, Pigott 203
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

Contact

Phone: 202.792.EPAC (3722) 
Phone: 888.805.EPAC (3722) 
Email: info@eastpac.org

More info here.

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Mayoral Forum on Homelessness and Affordable Housing
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Mayoral Forum on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

The St. James Housing Advocacy Committee invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting on September 28 as the final two candidates for the Mayor of Seattle address the issues of homelessness and low-income housing in Seattle. Last year, over 200 parishioners heard from the City’s Director of Homelessness, the Director of Facing Homelessness, and Catholic Community Services’ clients and staff. This year, we have invited the candidates for Mayor of Seattle to participate in a forum so we may hear their views on the growing crisis of homelessness in our community.

Questions or comments, Patrick Barredo, Director of Outreach and Advocacy, pbarredo@stjames-cathedral.org | 206-382-4515

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Age Friendly City Hackathon
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Age Friendly City Hackathon

Imagine yourself in Seattle 20 years from now. Or 40 years from now. Or maybe 60 years from now. What does your life here look like? Has our world adapted to support you in your later years? How can the city itself contribute to health, longevity, and a vibrant life?

On September 22-24, 2017, to coincide with the National Day for Civic Hacking and in partnership with the Age-Friendly Seattle initiative, the City of Seattle will host a hackathon called A City for All. At this event, you'll have a chance to work on these issues with subject matter experts. We'll have a mix of existing open science projects you can join and opportunities to develop new project ideas together with mentors. 

Event Registration, Schedule, and Details Here

We welcome market-based solutions, civic apps, data visualizations, design proposals – anything that your imagination and skills can offer.

We invite:
data scientists with an interest in measuring accessibility, age-friendliness, and displacement
designers and urban planners with an interest in proposing improvements to our built environment
software developers with fresh ideas for using technology to make the city more accessible to all

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First Hill Pop-Up Petting Zoo
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

First Hill Pop-Up Petting Zoo

  • 9th and University Seattle, WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OK! Now that the excessive heat warning is over, the First Hill Pop-Up Petting Zoo is once again a go! Join us on Wednesday, September 20th from 6 - 8pm. We'll be shutting down 9th Avenue between University and Seneca to cars, and opening it up to people - and piglets! 

Can you think of anything more amazing than hanging out with piglets and wallabies and goats and chickens in the streets of Seattle? No, you can't, so trot on down to 9th and University to behold all the cuteness.

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Saturday Family Concert - The Not-Its!
Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Saturday Family Concert - The Not-Its!

Join the First Hill Improvement Association and Town Hall Seattle for a Saturday Family concert in Freeway Park. Featuring local kiddie-rock legends The Not-Its! this family friendly event is perfect for children who love to rock!

 

We will have free donuts and coffee courtesy of Top Pot Donuts and face painting for the kids (and kids at heart). 

Concert is in the Main Plaza of Freeway Park!

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Outdoor Movie Night
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Outdoor Movie Night

Join FHIA and your neighbors for an outdoor screening of Stanley Kubrick's classic, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

This brilliant, satirical, provocative black comedy send-up of Cold War doomsday politics features an accidental, inadvertent, pre-emptive nuclear attack and the zany antics of an executive office in disarray. You will laugh, you might cry, there will be popcorn.

Bring a blanket or chair and a buddy and join us in the East Plaza of Freeway Park (between Cielo and the Convention Center) around dusk to enjoy this timeless classic in the company of your neighbors. 

Free popcorn and candy. All are welcome!

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