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Last week we linked to a map of possible First Hill streetcar alignments.

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Looks like that map has to be slightly amended, as all possible routes now include a segment along 11th Avenue that runs past coffee shops and gay (and gay-ish) bars and Value Village—and, holy shit, right past The Stranger's front door—and then along the eastern edge of Cal Anderson park, all in order to connect up with the site of the incoming light rail stop at Denny and Broadway.

SDOT project contact Ethan Melone confirmed over e-mail today:

The 11th Avenue segment would be:

* Northbound from Madison to Denny with the Two-Way Broadway option;

* Northbound from Union to Denny with the Boren option;

* Southbound from Denny to Union with the Broadway-12th couplet option.

Essentially, all the same routes are on the table—just slightly amended to run down 11th Avenue in one direction for part of the Capitol Hill stretch. So, you know, you can ride the BUTT directly to Purr—or maybe, depending on how the naming game shakes out, the CLIT directly to Wild Rose.

Love it? Hate it? Got a better idea? There are three open houses for public input on the First Hill Streetcar alignment coming right up:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
6:00 — 8:00 pm
Seattle Central Community College
101 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Yesler Community Center
917 E. Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122

Thursday, December 17, 2009
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Union Station
401 S. Jackson Seattle, WA 98104