With the U.S. Postal Service considering a move from its Green Street location in Gainesville, Florida, Brenau University officials on Tuesday publicly declared their interest in the property.
“We have long coveted that space,” Brenau President Ed Schrader said during a public hearing on the proposed post office relocation. “We would love to move students into that facility, primarily for our teacher education program, which is growing right now.”
The postal service is looking to consolidate its operations, and any move would not change P.O. Box addresses and the zip code would remain the same.
“We’re not closing the existing post office,” Sandra Rybicki, a real estate specialist with the USPS, said. “What we are doing is currently evaluating the possibility of relocating.”
Rybicki said the current 25,000-square-foot facility on Green Street is “substantially larger than what our needs are” and that the postal service is looking to move its retail operations to another property within a 3.5-mile radius. Read more.