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Where Should the Post Office Go?

Let us know what you would like to see happen with the Burlingame Main Post Office.

On Monday, Burlingame residents gathered to discuss what they would like to see happen with the .

The most common suggestions were relocating the post office within walking distance of the old location at 220 Park Rd. or finding a way to keep the post office right where it is, perhaps through creating a community group aimed at preserving the building.

The post office is relocating due to cost considerations. Just over 4,000 square feet is needed for the post office to complete its business, but the Park Road location spans 13,380 square feet.

“Just in utility and building maintenance, we’re looking at reducing costs at $70,000 per year,” said Jeff Suess, who works in facilities for the postal service.

So now, Burlingame Patch readers, we’re asking you. Where would you ideally like the post office to be relocated? What would you like to see go where the post office currently sits? Or, how would you propose keeping the post office right where it is in its original building?

 Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Alex Kent April 19, 2012 at 04:49 PM
The existing proposal to create a downtown walking square surrounded by retail (potentially with multi story residential above) and underground parking will create much more long term benefit for Burlingame than blindly freezing an old building as-is. Think of the creation of community in European cities with many outdoor cafes along a walking street. The US Postal Service is suffering from a change of technology and increase of expenses to the tune of billions per year. Their 4,000 sf retail requirement can be nicely incorporated into a new development there. The potential residential (see Transit Oriented Development) would have no or 1 parking spot per unit and would be marketed to those commuting to work via Caltran at Burlingame Ave. Alex Kent, Commercial Real Estate Broker, Symphonic Investments.

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