#LOVETHEHILL is an interactive art project to be installed in a storefront on Broadway between the streets of Pike and Pine. The purpose of the installation is to examine the evolution of Capitol Hill over the last 30 years and to document the impact of increased development and gentrification on the quality of life in the neighborhood. The installation has extended into a short documentary film with various people discussing their experiences over the years amidst all the change.
We would like to promote a public discussion that balances the positive attachment people have for the hill with their concerns about changes. The project will include statistical analysis as well as anecdotal elements. It will engage the attention and involvement of the community with the graphic transformation of the building and through the assembling of data which will be collected from a wide variety of sources, including prominent business owners, local creatives, and ordinary citizens.
Educate & InformProvide information about the history and current state of the neighborhood
Pay HomageCelebrate the past, present, and future of Capitol Hill
Beautify the NeighborhoodRefurbish an unused, dated building in a prominent location
Engage & InteractUtilizing our hashtag, the community can help curate the content
Demolished buildings since 1992
Constructed buildings since 1992
Current projects planned or underway
People living within 5 blocks of Broadway
- Rent is Too High 96%
- Affected by Construction 79%
- Noticed Change in Past 5 Years 86%
- Change is Good 34%
We’ve researched the Capitol Hill neighborhood extensively and had a great response from the community. We want to continue to learn about how people feel about the neighborhood. Please take the time to take our survey so we can give you even more accurate results.
Favorite thing about Capitol Hill?
Least favorite thing about Capitol Hill?
Help us spread the word by using the hashtag #LOVETHEHILL
Alive & Well
Big Mario’s Pizza
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
The Comet Tavern
Deluxe Bar & Grill
Electric Tea Garden
Elliot Bay Book Company
Lost Lake Cafe
Seattle Central Creative Academy