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Bellevue Downtown and Midlakes Post Offices Could Head North of Bel-Red

A letter from the U.S. Postal Service to the city officials named an office building north of Bel-Red Road as the preferred relocation site of the Downtown and Midlakes post offices. The move would be in 2013.

The Bellevue Main (downtown) and Midlakes United States post offices could relocate to an office building on 120th Avenue Northeast north of Bel-Red Road, according to a letter from the U.S Postal Service.

The new post office would be slated to open in mid-2013, according to plans announced last year.

The building at 1919 120th Avenue Northeast, commonly known as the Pella Building, is the only building that the U.S. Postal Service is considering for the relocation of the two post offices, according to a letter from Real Estate Specialist Russ Rainey that was addressed to Mayor Conrad Lee, care of City Manager Steve Sarkozy.

Three other suitable locations were identified, but all are now occupied, Rainey wrote.

Local officials and residents have 30 days to request a review of the U.S. Postal Service's selection, Rainey wrote in the letter dated April 9, 2012.

A copy of Rainey's letter was posted at the Midlakes Post Office.

The  because of budget cuts required nationwide.

The new post office would be a retail facility, where people could post letters, rent post office boxes and purchase items such as stamps, officials said last year.

Mail carriers would be moved to another facility, according to the U.S. Postal Service's earlier announced plans.

The  and the  were identified for closure and consolidation into one office, the U.S. Postal Service announced in December.

This move would leave Bellevue with two dedicated post offices. No changes for the  have been announced.

The city has not made any official response to the Post Office's letter dated April 10, 2012, said city spokesman David Grant.

This would not be the only recent Eastside post office consolidation. The postal service  in 2012 without immediate plans to replace it with a smaller retail location.

The agency has been asking Congress for help with cutting costs and arguing that dramatic changes in the way it operates are necessary to its survival.

Contacting the Post Office

Any citizen may request a review of the selection in writing, according to the U.S. Postal Service. The request must be in writing and the post office or location affected must be identified. The requester must identify the decision tp which he or she objects, and and the reasons for the objection, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

Requests for erview may be mailed to:

Vice President of Facilities

C/o Craig Ballard, acting Western FSO Manager

Western Facilities Service Office

7500 East 53rd Place, Room 1108

Denver, Colorado, 80266-9998

V Buhain April 18, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Got a few more details on the Bellevue post office consolidation at this story: http://patch.com/A-s5Zk

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