Post office may move to former hospital site

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Six months after first announcing it was moving; the Wyandotte Post Office may have found its new site.

Mayor Joseph Peterson said the new site is at 211 Eureka Road, a 3-year-old building left vacant by Oakwood Hospital Urgent Care.

The mayor was thrilled that the U.S. Postal Service chose a location in the city, noting that the city had no hand in helping choose the site.

“We’re very excited about it,” Peterson said. “As long as it stayed in Wyandotte, that was the main thing.”

He said the new location is still in the downtown area and there is plenty of parking.

“The Postal Service has not finalized any plans,” USPS spokeswoman Elizabeth Najduch said Thursday.

Contracts between the building owner and the USPS haven’t been signed.

Greg Shelton, a USPS representative addressed the council Oct. 19, saying the post office was considering relocation because it was on a month-to-month lease at the current location, 166 Oak St., and it needed to downsize.

He said the USPS needs to reduce costs, due to declining mail stemming from electronic communications, thus it needs to leave the 14,254 square-foot building and find one in the area of 1,600 square feet.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)

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