North City Post Office property

Saturday, March 21, 2015

According to Ernie Swanson, spokesperson for the Seattle area USPS, the post office has a lease on the North City Station that expires on June 30, 2016. "We are currently in negotiations for a new lease."

In the meantime, the owners of the land are shopping it around for a major site development, using recent buildings such as the Malmo and Polaris as examples.

Flexible zoning is a selling point:
Zoned CB (Community Business) The current CB zoning allows for up to 60 feet of residential, retail, office or mixed use structure development without any density limitations. The Property is located in a planned action area within the City of Shoreline, which is exempt from the SEPA review process. 
They include a copy of the rezone map for the 185th subarea, showing that the site is in the Commercial Business zone.

updated 8:44pm


Anonymous,  March 21, 2015 at 7:22 PM  

What a great site for a giant microhousing complex with a ground floor urban rest stop. Affordable housing within walking distance to a drug store, grocery store with access to bus service on 15th and walking distance to the park and ride down the hill. THINK PROGRESS, SHORELINE!

Jeff March 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM  

Oh good grief!

But wait... none of the 185th subarea rezoning maps I've seen include anything south of 175th.

Is the post office in the planned action area that was passed Monday night as part of the 185th st subarea (ordinance 707), or is this yet a different planned action area?

DKH March 21, 2015 at 8:12 PM  

Jeff, they use an older version of the map (p. 12 of the prospectus) - but that area is already zoned for community business as part of the North City business district. -Diane

Nearby North City JD,  March 21, 2015 at 9:40 PM  

Thank you for helping the Shoreline Area keep up with the very important land and development related news, Shoreline Area News.

I assume the seller will be most interested in the pay off. And highest pay off also means leaving the best legacy to North City area that is possible. Perhaps even encouraging and inviting developers who would be so confident in their building idea that they'd be willing to go above and beyond the what the Shoreline city council deems important to Shoreline citizens - which is next to nothing in regards to MAJOR development, by all appearances. For example, they could offer doing a (non-required) streamlined SEPA process, or ask for votes from North City/East Shoreline area citizens and workers on their favorite options for what to build that would likely be both pleasing to future inhabitants (friends and family of current citizens) as well as those who would see the building and experience potential noticeable traffic generated by it. I'm sure the community would be very supportive of community supportive developers. Perhaps we'd come to love the developers more than we've come to love "the 4" of the Shoreline city council. Shoreline would like Incentives for no cars, fewer cars, greenest energy, donation for/creation of quality open space, variety of unit size and price affordable options for ALL (including hard working minimum wage earners who work at those stores across the street- remember "walkable community" development.

Anonymous,  March 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM  

Shoreline still needs a post office. The North City office is always busy. I can't imagine always having to go to the 145th post office, plus the parking is always terrible there.

Unknown June 14, 2017 at 7:53 PM  

I agree North City needs a post office there. Plus, I can't imagine what a mixed use structure, on the almost 2 acres of property, would do to the already majorly congested traffic in that area.

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