My family and I are on vacation this week in Florida. A couple days ago, we stopped by the local post office to mail some items. The facility was very well-kept and was probably built in the last 10 years, at most. It made me think of our Marietta post office, downtown. Everyone I know always mentions the parking issue. The building has been around since I can remember as a child. I don’t know if anything has been proposed in recent years, but what about a new facility for Marietta?
The recently-opened government building on Whitlock Avenue (at Manning Road) is a great model for any new post office ideas to follow. Across the street, the unused space where Ace Hardware used to be could be converted into a nice, new post office facility. Imagine all the parking space and all the square footage inside. Does the back of the building offer sufficient space for deliveries and dropoffs? I’m not sure. There are probably other spaces available around the downtown area which could be used for a new post office — be sure to share your opinions, Marietta!