The U.S. Postal Service heard the objections of the people and announced Jan. 22 that it was no longer pursuing plans to sell the post office at 3300 …
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The U.S. Postal Service heard the objections of the people and
announced Jan. 22 that it was no longer pursuing plans to sell the
post office at 3300 S. Broadway.
“Our District Manager Selwyn Epperson received the objection to
the sale from the people of Englewood, which included information
about the limited parking and lack of access by public
transportation,” said Al DeSarro, U.S. Postal Office spokesman. “He
assessed the data and made the decision not to pursue sale of the
Broadway Post Office.”
Englewood Mayor Jim Woodward said he received a call from the
postal service district manager confirming the decision not to
pursue the sale.
“He called to give me the news and to tell me the meeting we had
planned for Monday was no longer necessary,” Woodward said. “I am
very pleased that the postal service heard the people and the
Broadway Post Office won’t be sold.”
A call from the office of U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver,
also said the Broadway Post Officer was no longer being offered for
The spokesman said that DeGette had been very involved with the
process and had been a constantly strong voice relaying the
concerns of her constituents about the possible sale and closing of
the Broadway Post Office.
The postal service notified Englewood city officials in late
December that the plan was to offer to sell the Broadway building.
The reason given was the fact the Broadway facility was less than a
mile from the more modern postal facility at 915 E. Leigh Ave. and
added that all postal boxes and retail transactions would be
transferred to that site. The notice also stated letters regarding
the sale should be sent to the postal service not later than Jan.
Almost immediately the city, businesses, local organizations,
elected officials and residents began sending letter and e-mails
opposing the sale. The letters pointed out the Broadway facility
provided service to a great many elderly and handicapped residents
and there was no bus route available if they wanted to go to the
new post office.
Additionally, city officials pointed out there is very little
parking at the Lehigh facility and there have been many complaints
from areas about employees and customers parking in the
Englewood Mayor Jim Woodward signed a letter on behalf of the
city council and the city departments opposing the proposal to sell
the post office. The city also received and forwarded scores of
letters voicing objections to the sale. The correspondence included
a petition signed by about 175 Englewood residents opposing the
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