4 Buildings Sold for Development in First Hill Neighborhood
The First Hill neighborhood in Seattle will be getting a refreshed, redeveloped look. The Archdiocese of Seattle and St. James Cathedral have announced plans to sell and redevelop four properties on First Hill with Westbank, a global developer recognized for its long-term commitment to sustainable building, according to a news release.
First Hill is a dense, urban area with most residents renting their homes, alongside an array of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. First Hill has an above-regional-average violent crime rate, but a below average property crime rate (via goodmigrations.com).
Adjusting the neighborhood’s vibe, per the release, is the point:
The vision is to create an inspiring carbon-neutral community that enhances the future of the First Hill neighborhood, while also supporting the continued mission of the Catholic Church.