The Broadway Station outlet of the US Postal Service will be busier — and Central District residents and business owners will be visiting Broadway more often — with more in what seems like a never ending line of changes on the local front of the nation’s mail delivery service.
Last week, USPS announced a plan to move the Central District’s retail location at 23rd and Union to “a smaller, more cost-effective location” in a session with the City Council’s Economic Resiliency and Regional Relations Committee. While officials say the new retail location hasn’t yet been selected, the PO boxes from 23rd/Union are destined for a new home on Capitol Hill with customers being transitioned to the Broadway at Denny post office.
While not exactly the clearest of messages, the move is another indication that the national mail service is planning for its Broadway location to continue being part of its newly streamlined offerings as it continues to face budget pressures and service cuts to its offerings. CHS reported in January that Broadway-based mail carriers — and their vehicles — would be moved to a new “consolidated” facility at 4th and Lander.
The Broadway post office has a lease for its Capitol Hill home through at least 2015. Its building’s new landlords told CHS last year that they intended to work with USPS to keep the facility for as long as the feds were willing to pay for it.