The International Post Office (currently located at 414 6th Ave. S) will soon be moving to the northeast corner of Jackson Street and Maynard Avenue due to the ensuing Hing Pay park expansion project, according to United States Postal Service representative Ernie Swanson.
In order to stay in the International District neighborhood, USPS negotiated a lease with the Bush Hotel, said Seattle Parks and Recreation Landscape Architect Kim Baldwin.
The new post office location will be at the site of the now-closed Le-Hama Jewelry and next door to Dong Sing Market at 404 Maynard Avenue S.
“USPS decided to leave the current location, which gave [Seattle Parks and Recreation] an opportunity to purchase the site and expand Hing Hay Park,” Baldwin said in an email conversation. “There won’t be any businesses relocated due to construction. The only parcels that will be improved are the post office site and the current park site. In general, the community is very excited.”
The relocation of the post office is expected to take place within about two months, Swanson said, while all the postal services available at the current location will also be available at the new site.