Restaurants come and go, burglars break in and out, and someone always wants to tear down a nice old building and put up an ugly

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Restaurants come and go, burglars break in and out, and someone always wants to tear down a nice old building and put up an ugly new one. If it happens in the neighborhood, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog usually has the story. Development battles are of special interest on the hill, where new condos and apartment buildings are being shoehorned into an already densely populated neighborhood. The seven-story Melrose & Pine project will consume a good portion of East Pine's "Bauhaus Block," for example, where the fight is on to save existing buildings, CHS reports, providing blow-by-blow coverage. There's also that proposed six-story apartment project at the Undre Arms site, a slim triangular plot at East Madison and East Union; it'll force out several tenants unlikely to find similar low-rent space—another blow to the hill's human-scale charm, the blog reports. Launched in 2006, the site includes an all-posts page to which any registered reader can contribute; the better write-ups are then published on the home page. "A neighborhood," says CHS, "after all, should be defined by its neighbors." RICK ANDERSON capitolhillseattle.com

 
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