Postal service continues despite building closure
June 29, 2012 by James
As the U.S. Postal Service continues to examine the efficiencies of its buildings and services across America, it announced on June 12 that it will close Foxboro’s depot located at 15 Wall St. and sell the building.
Letter carriers will operate from the Mansfield office, where more parking will be added to the location to accommodate the increase in traffic.
Despite the move to downsize and economize, Foxboro will still receive postal service from a storefront operation to serve customers. As printing services operate hand-in-hand with both postal and courier services, a location in close proximity to a Foxboro print shop would be very welcome and would cut fuel and shipping costs.
In a yet-to-be-determined location, the smaller postal outlet will still offer customers post office boxes and other shipping services currently offered by the United States Postal Service.
Postal service district manager Charles K. Lynch commented that post office personnel need to understand that, by optimizing the use of all locations, the postal service will have a stable future. Lynch said:
“When these recommendations are set in action, it will provide us with an opportunity to provide real savings for postal operations in our area with no impact on customer service.”
The current building on Wall Street, an 18,691 square foot facility opened in 1998, will probably go on the market in the fall. Plans to open a proposed storefront office will not be implemented until the current location is purchased and the sale secured. No employee layoffs are anticipated.