New Multi-Story Building to Replace Columbia City Post Office

New Multi-Story Building to Replace Columbia City Post Office

This week, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development will hold a review meeting for a new four to seven-story mixed-use development proposed for the site of the current Columbia City Post Office.

If approved, the existing buildings located at 3717 South Alaska Street at Rainier Avenue will be demolished and replaced with a new building of up to 245 apartments, 25,000-square feet of retail at ground level and parking for up to 260 vehicles underneath it all.

The project is currently in the Early Design Guidance phase, which means construction is likely at least a year out, if not more. There is no word yet if the U.S. Postal Service will find a home in the new development.

The property sits diagonally across from The Angeline — a nearly complete five-story mixed-use building and future home of nearly 200 apartments as well as a new and improved PCC and other businesses. Many local residents have called that structure a monstrosity.

Monstrosity or not, the developments bring much-needed options to a tight housing market plagued by record low inventory and skyrocketing prices — even in the south-end.

The Southeast Design Review Board will meet to review the proposal this Tues., June 9, at 6:30 pm at Rainier Valley Cultural Center (3515 S. Alaska St.). The public is welcome to attend.

Go here to view the design proposal.

Photo/Rainier Valley Post


One Comment

  1. Talis Abolins says:

    What’s the status?