HIGHLAND PARK: It looks like customers of the Highland Park post office on York Boulevard are eventually going to have to find a new place to park. The parking lot immediately next to the York post office is being shopped around as the site for a potential, free-standing retail or restaurant building in a “vibrant and rapidly gentrifying urban area” and a “great” alternative to Silver Lake according to the listing on LoopNet.
The U.S. Postal service has not renewed parking lot leases at many of its offices as part of budget-cutting efforts, prompting the lot owners to seek new tenants and uses. In Echo Park, the property owners for a former post office lot on Glendale Boulevard have proposed building a small shopping center while a developer is planning to build several homes on the former parking lot of the Atwater Village post office.
In Highland Park, the marketing materials for the parking lot currently used by postal customers show a diagram for an approximately 2,500 square-foot building with seven parking spaces. The new building, which would be located halfway between Avenue 51 and 52, would be leased out at $3.50 a square-foot but, so far, no building permits have been pulled for this project, according to online records.
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