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Postal Service announces search for new Broadway Station

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.

Post-Office-Relocation-Boundaries-400x533CHS 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.

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Bob Knudson
Bob Knudson
5 years ago

How about the old Broadway Grill location? That would be convenient, and probably large enough for the USPS’ needs. And it would fill a space which really needs to be “activated.” It’s been vacant for far too long.

Snail Mail Fan
Snail Mail Fan
5 years ago

Hooray!

genevieve
genevieve
5 years ago

Perhaps they can take over the Edge of the Circle space. Having a post office there would certainly increase foot traffic (the landlord’s alleged reason for booting the current tenants).

Abbot
Abbot
5 years ago

My vote is the former Castle store – big enough, empty enough to be cheap, and there’s parking! What a thought, parking at the post office!

Joseph Singer
Joseph Singer
5 years ago

I guess this means that I should hold off on using the “new and improved” postal address of 101 Broadway E #[box number] 98102 which the post office recently made available so you could receive UPS, FedEx etc.

Gordon Werner
Gordon Werner
5 years ago

we on First Hill would welcome the move to Madison St gladly

Austen
Austen
5 years ago
Reply to  Gordon Werner

uhhh that would be a different zip code

Gordon Werner
Gordon Werner
5 years ago
Reply to  Austen

spot 7 on the map above … and the post office is NOT guaranteed to remain in the same Zip Code …