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Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

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Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

A developer has come forward with a plan to build condos on the site of our heavily used U.S. Post Office at 195 41st Street, Oakland CA. The proposal requires Design Review and permits for condos from Oakland’s Zoning Department. No formal application has been submitted as of January 31, but both of those permissions will involve public notification and public comments, possibly in the next month. The post office’s lease runs until some time in 2018.

In the meantime, the Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) is working with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, as well as with Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, and the mayors of Oakland and Piedmont to save the post office.

Why the post office is important:

1. This post office is heavily used, and no nearby facility is large enough to handle this volume.

2. The location is within walking distance of a large number of patrons, but also provides parking for those with packages or volume mailing.

3. It would be highly inconvenient for thousands of neighborhood residents to pick up packages, mail, or vacation holds at more distant locations.

4. Many seniors live in the neighborhood and do not have cars.

5. Post Office Boxes here are heavily subscribed.

6. This post office is critical to the vitality of Piedmont Avenue businesses, both for the services it provides to businesses and for the customers it draws to the area.

Please stay tuned for further news. Sign up for our email list at contact@panil.org.To Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, Piedmont Mayor Jeffrey Wieler:

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Petition

To Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, Piedmont Mayor Jeffrey Wieler:

We, the undersigned patrons of the Piedmont Station of the U.S. Post Office, 195-41st Street, Oakland, CA, 94611, strongly object to the possible loss of this facility’s services, and urgently request a solution be found to keep these services in the neighborhood. Solutions may include, but are not limited to negotiating a new lease for the Post Office in its current facility; placing a retail Post Office in the ground floor of the new project, where patrons could buy stamps and mail packages; or locating such services in another nearby facility within walking distance.

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  • Miriam Valesco
    Miriam Valesco United States, Emeryville
    Feb 20, 2017
    Feb 20, 2017
    This post office should remain in this neighborhood for the large number of residents who depend on walking to do postal business i.e. picking up and mailing packages, holds on mail, mailing supplies and special forms. Please retain the retail portion of the post office.
  • Mary Luckey
    Mary Luckey United States, Oakland
    Feb 20, 2017
    Feb 20, 2017
    We have used that post office for many years, and we especially appreciate the parking, which is essential when bringing packages to mail..
  • Steven Spickard
    Steven Spickard United States, Oakland
    Feb 20, 2017
    Feb 20, 2017
    We need housing too, and if this site is to be redeveloped, so be it. But then it is incumbent upon the US Postal Service to find a new location that still serves this walkable neighborhood.
  • Jan LeGassick
    Jan LeGassick United States, Oakland
    Feb 19, 2017
    Feb 19, 2017
    I use this post office a lot. It's the only one within several miles that has parking.
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