Company: Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 2007, the reformed Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce has functioned as much as a community development organization as a business Chamber. They partner with non-profit organizations in the Capitol Hill neighborhood around issues of affordable housing, transit oriented development, commercial development, and community issues of concern. True economic development (the Chamber’s primary mission) includes all of these very important civic issue conversations. The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce believes that a healthy neighborhood is the most fertile ground for healthy economic development.
Capitol Hill is growing very quickly. There are many commercial, residential, and transit development projects scattered throughout the neighborhood. Residents of Capitol Hill are facing many changes in the neighborhood that they call home and some residents have become up set with the amount of development that is taking place.
Because Capitol Hill is a densely populated, active neighborhood of Seattle with so much going, on there is a distict opportunity for community awareness and participation.
The Chamber of Commerce believes that if citizens were kept more abreast of ongoing and proposed development projects in one easily accessable location residents would be more likely to get involved and attend public hearings about proposed land action. The chamber sees an info graphic illustrating the development sites in one comprehensive map as an opportunity to shed light on a very important issue to the residents of Capitol Hill.