Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a few people ask if I know anything about the major development that’s being planned for the area around the post office and Burdick’s Security, just past the NW corner of Alaska and Rainier. Neighbor-in-the-know, Scott, recently posted this site plan to Columbia City Source’s Projects and Development Map (which is always accessible by clicking the link at the top of the page).
The description of the projects reads as follows:
“Construct 318,500 sq ft, 4-story mixed use building with 379 parking spaces.”
Taking a look at the initial site plan, this is a big project, with plans to demolish the post office building, keep the Burdick Security building, and build all the way up to Rainier with more retail and multiple stories. Johnston Architects submitted the proposal. Their work can be seen here.