CHBA In-Person Community Conversation: Lid I-5
Thursday, September 21, 2023 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (PDT)
CHBA Community Conversations are going in-person! In this new format, you’ll join us at a Capitol Hill location to engage with our CHBA advisory board, employees and other members to get to know each other and chat about Capitol Hill and the topics that are important to you!
On September 21 at 10am, join us at Ada’s Technical Books and Café for conversation hosted by GSBA Policy Chair Hayden Harvey, surrounding the movement to Lid I-5. Be sure to show up a bit early to grab a coffee from Ada's before our chat
Did you know that it is uncommon for a highway to run straight through a city? The location of I-5 cutting off First Hill from the Downtown Seattle corridor has long been a point of contention for Capitol Hill residents. Now, as the City plans its recovery from the pandemic, activists are turning their attention toward the central freeway that has divided our city for more than a century. Supporters say that the recent campaign to "lid" I-5 with public land will transform the city by increasing availability of affordable housing sites and public open space; improve the walkability and reduce the pollution of downtown Seattle; and creating a new economic corridor. You can find out more about the project through the Lid I5 Coalition's website: https://lidi5.org/
Join CHBA on September 21 at 10am at Ada’s Technical Books and Café as we discuss the impacts this project can have on our neighborhood. Be sure to show up a bit early to grab a coffee from Ada's before our chat
About Ada's Technical Books and Café:
Ada’s Technical Books & Café is where the technical mind finds what it craves--and where a bookstore becomes a community. Our vegetarian cafe & bookshop sits in Capitol Hill, Seattle and is home to the kinds of books, gifts, workshops and events that beckon to the geek in all of us. At Ada's you can find the knowledge you seek, feed your curiosity among friends, and always feel in your element.