The United States Postal Service says it hopes to close the downtown Topeka Post Office.
Regional Spokesperson Brian Sperry says with moving the mail sorting facilities to Kansas City last year, they no longer need the massive space of the current location.
“The postal service is considering relocating retail services in the Topeka main post office to a smaller, leased location within the same zip code area,” said Sperry. “That location has not been determined.”
Sperry says this would also be another cost cutting measure, since the USPS has been losing billions of dollars the past few years. He says, though, there would be no decrease in service to postal customers because of the proposed move
“Carrier operations at the Topeka main post office will be moved to nearby facilities and the postal service would look to sell the building and parking lot across the street, which it owns,” said Sperry.
Sperry says there will be a public meeting held on the proposal on January 14th at 4 pm in the post office auditorium.