Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Landmark Nomination for Stoddard Terrace Apartments/Aloha Terrace Apartments in Capitol Hill Neighborhood

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the Stoddard Terrace Apartments/Aloha Terrace Apartments (902 East Aloha Street) on Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received by the Landmarks Preservation Board at the following address by 3:00 p.m. on June 17:

Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649 (mailing address)

A copy of the Landmark Nomination will be available for public review at the Capitol Hill Branch Library, 425 Harvard Ave E (206-684-4715) and at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Suite 1700 (phone: 206-684-0228). The nomination is also posted on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website,, under the heading of “Current Nominations.”

Community invited to visit Seattle’s latest fire station upgrade



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fire Station 25 Open House

Saturday May 10, 2014

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1300 E. Pine St


SEATTLE – The Seattle Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, invite the community to visit the completed seismic and safety upgrade of Seattle’s Fire Station 25, located at 1300 E. Pine St. on Capitol Hill during an open house on May 10, 2014, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are happy to serve the residents and businesses of Capitol Hill,” says Fire Chief Gregory Dean. “We are throwing open our doors so the community can meet their local firefighters and tour the upgraded fire facility.”

Fire Station 25 is one of 32 neighborhood fire stations being upgraded, renovated or replaced through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Program, which was approved by Seattle voters in 2003. Built in 1969, Fire Station 25 was in generally fair condition, but required seismic retrofits to meet current earthquake safety standards. Interior remodeling to enhance operations was also part of the $2.5 million project.

“Firefighters need to be able to respond in emergencies such as earthquakes and other natural disasters,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “I want to invite everyone to see first-hand the seismically retrofitted and newly upgraded fire station.”

Fire Station 25 houses one engine company (E25), a ladder unit (L10), an aid unit (A25) and several reserve units. It also houses the department’s Mobile Ventilation Unit, which is used to support large-scale decontamination/ventilation efforts. Fire Station 25 remained occupied during construction, with phasing of the work done to allow continued station operation.

Seismic upgrades include a drilled piling anchor support system for the training tower and other steel bracing. Interior renovations include a new decontamination space and equipment maintenance room, improvements to the firefighters’ equipment (bunker equipment) storage, an upgraded beanery (aka kitchen), two new accessible restrooms, separate bunk spaces, and new flooring surfaces.



Seattle City Light Begins Construction Work on Melrose Avenue

Crews begin construction on an undergrounding project in Capitol Hill.

Seattle City Light crews are working to install a new underground infrastructure project that will bring electrical service to a condominium and retail development at 301 East Pine Street on Capitol Hill. The construction site is on Melrose Avenue between East Pine and East Pike Street.

Crews started excavating and adding conduit Thursday on the west sidewalk of Melrose Avenue and trench across the street to the east sidewalk. Once civil construction is complete, crews will move the overhead electrical lines in the immediate area underground. The work will improve electric service reliability to customers, which is a key component of Seattle City Light’s Strategic Plan.

The work is estimated to be completed in about three weeks. Project impacts will occur one section at a time. Among the impacts to expect are traffic lane restrictions, intermittent street closures during trenching, parking spaces being used by construction crews and some noise during the early days of work. All businesses will remain open during construction.

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Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to nearly 1 million Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.