FLINT, MI — A representative of the United States Postal Service says the agency is looking at several possible locations for a new downtown post office branch, including the building it recently moved out of.
“Several locations have been identified … Our plan is to look at those properties then try to make a long-term plan … Our goal is to get back in a traditional building as soon as possible,” said Marla J. Larsen-Williams, a postal service real estate specialist.
Larsen-Williams said the post office lost its lease, forcing it to move from the ground floor of the Dryden Building in downtown Flint late last month.
Officials from SkyPoint Ventures, which owns the Dryden, have said they never received any communication from the Postal Service before the agency moved out.
Larsen-Williams said postal officials don’t want to keep a mobile postal center and post office boxes where they are now — in the flat lot at Saginaw and 1st streets in downtown — but said it will likely be early in 2016 before its relocated to a permanent home.
She identified possible locations as the Dryden; 600 S. Saginaw St., a former Perry drug store that’s being renovated for multiple tenants; the 400 block of Saginaw Street, near the Michigan Secretary of State office; 126 W. Kearsley St., a vacant office building; and 111 E. Court St.
Anyone who wishes to submit comments or suggestions about the new branch in writing can send them to: Larsen-Williams, Real Estate Specialist, United States Postal Service, Facilities Implementation Team, 500 E Fullerton Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60199-7000.
Suggestions will be accepted through Sept. 23, officials have said.