Temporary Post Office not yet ready
The Stateline Post Office and its customers will have to endure at least one more week of nearby demolition and, beginning today, road closures and construction before the possibility of relocation.
The Stateline Post Office building on Park Avenue is scheduled for demolition later this month, as called for by the city of South Lake Tahoe’s redevelopment plans.
A temporary site, in the old bank building on Fern Avenue, will house the new post office, which will have the same zip code as the Stateline Post Office less than a half-mile away.
The Stateline Post Office is waiting for the completion of about $40,000 worth of building modifications before it can use the building.
A real estate specialist for the U.S. Postal Service said two modular units needed to be added to make the building big enough to serve its customers.
“It’s up to the Redevelopment Agency to put everything in place,” Bob MacGill said. “Once it’s in place, we’ll make the move.”
Park Avenue, the post office’s main access road, has closed today and will remain closed for the next two months while street improvements are being made. In the meantime, customers will have to take Montreal Avenue to get their mail and send off packages.
Using the back entrance to the parking lot near Van Sickle Road or parking in the Crescent V Fashion Center and walking across the street is the only way to get to the building.
The city of South Lake Tahoe’s redevelopment manager said the situation will last only a couple of weeks.
“They’re working on the interior of the new building and the modulars will be delivered this week,” Judith Von Klug said. “They should be able to move on the weekend of May 13 and 14.”
A weekend is adequate time to move the Stateline Post Office, and reopen in the new building the following Monday, according to MacGill.
“Normally we make a move like this on a weekend,” MacGill said. “We’re not expecting any downtime.”
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