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J

As a pearl resident I would like the Post Office to stay. Its very convenient and has great hours (last pick up at 9pm weekdays, saturday and holidays). It would be nice for this once entirely industrial neighborhood to retain at least one industrial business. Perhaps a new entrance can be built from the Lovejoy Ramp to keep the trucks out of the neighborhood.

Move the PO

J:

There is no reason that a branch office, like the one in the Solomon building downtown, wouldn't open if the Main PO were redeveloped. In fact, given the way the City thinks, I'd expect that a branch office would be a requirement of redevelopment. So that objection is minor, at best.

But I really have to guffaw at the line "It would be nice for this once entirely industrial neighborhood to retain at least one industrial business" followed immediately by a desire to "keep the trucks out of the neighborhood". That friends, is irony.


I for one think the PO is a waste of potential, concrete, land, and a million other things. Flatten it and start over. If not a ballpark, then re-plat the land into blocks and let it develop organically.

Cab

I'll dream, lets tear it all down and drop a carbon copy of Laurelhurst park on the site (with a small PO for the locals). The North Park blocks would be a grand entry way into a world class downtown central park. For a city with a rep for parks we are missing a large, get away from the traffic, park near enough for people working and living downtown.

j

"But I really have to guffaw at the line "It would be nice for this once entirely industrial neighborhood to retain at least one industrial business" followed immediately by a desire to "keep the trucks out of the neighborhood". That friends, is irony."

I'm not the one complaining about the trucks but there are people who have a problem with them. I'm just saying that a new route for the trucks would please these residents. Theres no reason why they couldnt come off the Lovejoy ramp and straight into the PO yard. But they can also continue as they are now running through the neighborhood, after all the PO was here first.

doug

i would think the post office would be a great addition to the north macadam project.

please extend the north park blocks concept all the way through the current post office site, and redevelop mixed use around this.

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