Demolition has started at the site of the former International District branch of a United States Postal Services (USPS) post office on Sixth Avenue and King Street. (The post office has not moved far. It’s now at 409 Maynard Ave. S.)
USPS’s lease expired in 2013. Seattle Parks and Recreation Department had purchased the site and decided to expand the adjacent Hing Hay Park.
The planned park expansion will double the size of the park. Designed by SvR Architecture, a local firm — with Turenscape, a firm based in Beijing — the expanded Hing Hay Park will feature a welcoming gateway in its southwest corner, terraced landscaping, and places for small and large gatherings.
Construction is expected to be completed late spring. (end)