Monday, July 24, 2006

Broadway to get major makeover

From the SeattlePI

Aside from all the new multi million dollar developements coming to Capitol hill the City is also going to invest $345,000 in cleaning up Broadway on Capitol Hill

Some of the changes coming include

"$220,000 worth of city resources to remove graffiti and posters from all city signs, meters and power vaults; replace all Broadway street signs, trash cans and parking meters (the latter with pay stations); paint crosswalks, curbs and fire hydrants; help with tree maintenance; and help enhance the appearance and utilization of vacant storefronts."

"The city is also giving $125,000 to help form a Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, promote a revitalization of the retail mix on Broadway, and help create a Capitol Hill Improvement District of dues-paying business and property owners to finance maintenance, public safety and other improvements."

Whats happenening with the the old Safeway and QFC

"A $17.3 million development at 530 Broadway E., at the site of the old Safeway store, consisting of two buildings of six stories and five stories housing 140 residential units and 8,000 square feet of retail space.

Across the street at 523 Broadway E., at the site of the old QFC store, a six-story, $20 million project with 350 residential units and 25,000 square feet of retail."

These are only a few of the major changes coming to the hill. Others include many new condos, conversions, affordable housing, and the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station.

No comments: