A multi-million, just before Christmas real estate deal will put the 15th Ave E land home to Hilltop Service Station in the hands of a Capitol Hill developer, Hunters Capital. “We’re big fans of 15th,” Hunters Capital’s Mike Oaksmith tells CHS about the deal. “We love that neighborhood feel.” The Broadway-headquartered development and real estate firm had better — it now owns a big chunk of 15th Ave E’s future. Oaksmith said Hunters Capital also plans a methodical approach to its new acquisition of the service station property at the corner of 15th and E Mercer — but for a different reason. The property’s many years as a service station will likely mean a long process of testing and decontamination, a common element on Capitol Hill given the neighborhood’s auto row past.

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By Justin – Capitol Hill Seattle Blog