Post office project to be Burlingame’s tallest

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Daily Journal: The office component of the historic post office’s redevelopment would be the tallest building in downtown Burlingame, CA, according to a proposal which raised the eyebrows of some city officials. The Burlingame City Council substantially reviewed the new vision from Sares Regis to construct a sweeping commercial project at the landmark building during a meeting Monday, March 2. … Read More

New life for former post office in Burlingame, CA

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SM Daily Journal: Burlingame, Calif., officials are hoping to breathe new life into a historic site with a new development deal to rebuild the former post office, following years of the downtown site sitting vacant and ignored. According to an arrangement announced Friday, Oct. 11, to the Daily Journal, the 1.3-acre site 220 Park Road will be redeveloped by Sares … Read More

Pasadena’s downtown rebirth: Restoring historic post office with secret room

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ABC13: In the past two years, Pasadena, Texas, has attracted $2 billion worth of new business to the area, with much of it related to the petrochemical industry.  But in contrast, the city’s downtown area has been likened to a ghost town for much of the last 50 years, which is not necessarily reflective of the boom in business.  Buildings … Read More

Napa County Landmarks questions design of post office-to-hotel conversion

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Napa Valley Register: A plan to recast downtown Napa’s earthquake-ravaged post office building into a sleek luxury hotel has received one of its first reviews – a less-than-enthusiastic one. In a letter to the city, Napa County Landmarks questioned the design of a five-story, 163-unit hotel that is to incorporate the façade of the former Franklin Station post office, a … Read More

New Deal murals returning to Old Post Office in Kilgore, TX

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Longview News Journal: For decades, the New Deal murals of artist Xavier Gonzalez held places of honor on the walls of the 1939 post office in Kilgore, Texas. For the past 20 years, the artwork has been in the care of East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College.  As of Monday, they will be back home. The four works of … Read More

Developer renovating former Glens Falls post office into commercial office space

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BizJournals.com: The former Glens Falls, NY, post office on Warren Street is being renovated into commercial office space by real estate developer Peter Hoffman. Hoffman purchased the former Glens Falls post office for $150,000 in September 2011, and secured $1.73 million in construction financing through NBT Bank to transform the building. The building was used as a post office until the late 1970s. Read more. … Read More

In demolition-happy 1970s, the fight to save the old Post Office in Erie, PA

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Buffalo News: Dozens of young people, lost in schoolwork or quiet conversation, barely looked up from their tables a few weeks ago as a knot of men and women wandered past, faces to the sunlight in the Erie Community College atrium. If the students did react, the guy they recognized was Dan Hocoy, ECC’s president. Few noticed a white-haired woman … Read More

Franklin, LA City Council eyes purchase of old post office

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The Daily Iberian: The Franklin City Council took action Tuesday to buy a 106-year-old piece of history.  The council introduced an ordinance to purchase the old post office at 216 Willow St. in Franklin, Louisiana, which was built in 1912. The purchasing price is capped at $190,000. The sellers are L.D.B. Properties LLC of Franklin, whose board members are Gary … Read More

Bronx’s historic post office building, set for transformation, is for sale

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Curbed New York: Back in 2014, the United States Postal Service sold its landmarked Bronx General Post Office building to developer Young Woo and Associates for $19 million. Developers planned to transform the four-story, block-long building into Bronx Post Place—a retail, commercial, and community hub that would features offices, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor spaces. In 2016, construction was underway, which involved … Read More

University looks to renovate historic post office in Florence, SC

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Renovations planned for an old post office in downtown Florence, SC, are on hold after Francis Marion University announced the multi-million-dollar project last February. University officials said they expected to start moving into the old post office building this year, but they’re still waiting on the funds to move forward with the project. FMU President Dr. Fred Carter said with the … Read More