Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meeting to Discuss Closure of T St Post Office

I attended the meeting last night and learned that the post office is being closed because the owner of the property does not want to renew their expiring lease. As you may know, there is a new 8 story building proposed for that site.

I asked the Postmaster to consider extending the lease for another 6 months to give all of us a chance to figure out some options for another location in our neighborhood while the approvals for the new building are being reviewed by DC Government agencies. I also asked for another community meeting and he agreed.

We have not had adequate notice or opportunity to consider other options, I feel. These two actions would give us some more time. We need a post office on 14th or U St with all of the development that is scheduled to happen along 14th Street in the next several years.

Stay tuned...