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Seattle's Old Federal Reserve Building Is Free, Who Wants It?

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Photo: Joe Mabel

Anyone want a free six-story, 90,000 square-foot building in downtown Seattle? Well, you better get in line because there are plenty of takers in line for the former Federal Reserve building on Second Avenue, which is being disposed of by the General Services Administration (GSA). Because no no federal agency has stepped forward to inhabit the 65-year-old building, it is accepting applications from various groups who might want to take it over.

Applicants can range from nonprofits to homeless centers to local government offices and even schools. In fact, the Downtown Seattle Association is pushing hard to turn it into a new elementary school, though so far the school district hasn't budged. And so, the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains empty as it awaits a TBD future owner.
· Old Federal Reserve building up for grabs downtown [Seattle Times]