Postal news! The U.S. Postal Service has made it official — the search for a new “Broadway Station” is on.
U.S. Postal Service Seeks New Site for Broadway Station
SEATTLE — The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a new site for its Broadway Station, 101 Broadway Ave. E. The lease on the current location expires Dec. 31, 2015.
In a final decision letter dated June 10, 2015 to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Tom Samra, USPS Vice President, Facilities, says the Postal Service will move the Broadway Station “to a yet to-be-determined location as close as reasonably possible to the existing location.”
Samra also wrote – “The Postal Service anticipates providing the same services at the new location as are currently provided at the existing location.”
Postal Service representatives appeared before the Seattle City Council on May 6, 2015 to discuss the status of the Broadway Station.
CHS reported here on the May City Council session where the search plans were discussed:
The federal service is on the hunt for new real estate to serve the neighborhood around central Broadway as the current home of the post office will be leveled to make way for a planned six-story, mixed-use development at the site. According to a USPS spokesperson, officials are looking at retail locations on the same 100 block of Broadway E and in the 600 block of E Pine in the “primary” boundary to relocated.
Meanwhile, we haven’t heard any updates about a possible move for 15th and Republican’s Postal Plus.