The USPS has been searching for months for a new location for the post office, which has a lease that’s about to end and wouldn’t survive the anticipated demolition and redevelopment of the mall.
USPS real estate specialist Rick Hancock wrote Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Director Ken Hartman on Friday to announce the new location will be at 5420 Edson Lane, a house that has been used as an office.
“We believe this new location will provide the community with an upgraded, modern facility that offers a safe working environment for our employees and the level of service expected by our customers,” Hancock wrote.
Hancock told BethesdaNow.com the house will be retrofitted for USPS use and there will be on-site parking. There are no plans to redevelop the house at this time.
The new site will be in the 20852 zip code, not the Kensington 20895 zip that somewhat confusingly includes the area of White Flint Mall. When the search started, Hancock said USPS was looking for a five-year lease with a five-year extension option at any new site.
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