South Baltimore USPS Post Office Moving on February 4th

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

First announced in May 2016, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be moving its South Baltimore post office less than two blocks from 1220 Race St. to 1200 S. Hanover St. on February 4th. The new post office will be at a 1,200 sq. ft. space that was previously the home of Papa John’s, which relocated to a smaller space within the same retail building.

USPS’s soon-to-be former site was acquired by developer Caves Valley Partners (CVP) in 2014 as part of its three-block, $275-million Stadium Square development. The one-story building and parking lot will be demolished to make way for a new six-story, 67,000 sq. ft. office building with ground floor retail, and a five-story, approximately 315-unit apartment building on that block. The block was also previously the home of several other businesses that already relocated from their former buildings, which have now been demolished.

USPS’s new retail building is also owned by CVP. It has a small customer parking lot behind the building that has an entrance on W. West St.

“We are pleased that our team was able to build the USPS a new, right-sized facility for their South Baltimore post office, and that it is within a short walk of the current facility and includes parking,” said CVP Partner Arsh Mirmiran in a statement. “We look forward to the redevelopment of their former facility and to continuing the progress that has been made at Stadium Square.”

Mirmiran said the USPS facility at Stadium Square will be demolished in the next 60 days pending getting services cut and a demolition permit.

The goal for the two new proposed buildings on that block is to break ground this year. Both buildings will go to final Baltimore City Planning Department’s Urban Design and Architecture Advisory Panel (UDAAP) review in February.

CVP is negotiating with an “anchor” tenant for the office building and has a “handshake agreement” with a restaurateur who will take the entire first-floor retail space at the office building.

Read SouthBMore.com’s articles detailing the Stadium Square development here.

The new location

The soon-to-be-former location 

 

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