Demolition work has begun on the pair of downtown strip mall buildings at East 15th and C streets, which were home to the FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, Arlo’s Barber Shop and a handful of other businesses. The FedEx center is still open — it moved to a new space in the ground floor of the next-door office building at 400 East Mill Plan Blvd.
The demolition is the first stage of a project to build a six-story office tower on the block between East 15th Street and Mill Plain Boulevard.
The project is led by property development firm Al Angelo Co., which is headquartered in the 400 East Mill Plain Blvd. office tower. The new tower is intended to be a sibling to the existing Al Angelo building, with a very similar size and exterior design. Like its companion, it will include offices and ground-floor retail space.