By Steve Plunkett
The U.S. Postal Service says its downtown post office is too big and it wants to move into smaller quarters, according to Mayor Susan Haynie.
The office at 170 NE Second St. is about 8,000 square feet; Haynie said postal officials told her they want a 4,000-square-foot facility.
The first step in relocating the post office is a public meeting, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. March 29. A USPS real estate specialist based in Dallas, Texas, will answer questions and solicit written input on the proposal.
Delivery service would not be affected if the post office moves, a spokeswoman said.
The meeting will be in the Community Center at 150 Crawford Blvd. behind City Hall. The Postal Service originally planned to hold the public outreach in the lobby of the downtown office. Haynie persuaded them to move it to accommodate more people.