Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods is an all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the past, improving the present, and planning for the future of greater Capitol Hill.
Elected neighborhood delegates accomplish this through active involvement on the Historic Preservation committee, attendance of social events geared to bringing neighbors together at local area businesses. and through the Zoning, Licensing, & Transportation committee which seeks to inform residents about issues that directly impact the neighborhood.
(Delegate elections take place annually in November during assemblies in each of the ten neighborhoods that comprise 'Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods'. We are always seeking fresh ideas, new perspectives, and increased involvement from residents of greater Capitol Hill. Visit our website 'About' page to learn how you can get involved, from volunteering for an event, or serving directly on the board of delegates.)
In 1969, a group of concerned neighbors opposed the conversion of East 11th and 12th Avenues into one-way streets and successfully advocated their position with city government.
This empowering accomplishment led to the formation of Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods addressing issues of land use, zoning, housing, public safety and transportation. A formal organizational structure was instituted with boundaries set from 1st to 22nd Avenues and Broadway to Colorado Boulevard.
In 2006, CHUN took ownership of the Tears-McFarlane House at 1290 Williams Street and operates it as the CHUN Community Center.
Today, CHUN continues to engage on neighborhood issues, but now in addition to advocacy, employs inclusive, dialogic and collaborative approaches which extend our reach, better define the issues for more people, and build strong networks for lasting change.
September 2018 - Community Engagement (Tactical Urbanism Pop-up Traffic Calming Demonstration Event)
I live at the corner of 13th and Lafayette on Capitol Hill for 7 years and have been a Capitol Hill resident for 23 years. I want to both Congratulate you and Applaud you and your staff/volunteers for your efforts on Saturday morning. You have no idea how many times I have been woken up with a serious car crash right outside my fourth floor apartment window at that corner. I have also been lucky to not have been in an accident myself trying to cross that corner both in my car and/or as a pedestrian. Thank You for your insight to helping us better protect our Capitol Hill residents. You Rock! Keep up the Great work!
To your Monday,