Thursday, April 17, 2014

Parking Situation at the Post Office Just North of State and 21st Street

A reader writes about a problem at the neighborhood post office:
I'm writing about the post office at 21st & State. 
Below is a photo showing the problem.

This is the "customer parking area". All taken up by cars belonging to USPS employees.
This forces real customers to use the surrounding streets, a difficult task for a variety of reasons. 
I'm sure when this location was built the zoning code required them to have a certain number of off-street parking spaces of their customers. 
This post office has an employee parking lot on the other side of the building, but an employee (the postmaster wouldn't speak to me) said they're aren't enough spaces and it makes it difficult for the trucks. 
These cars need to go somewhere else so customers can park and unload their packages adjacent to the entrance.
Funny you write, because we've noticed this and also been frustrated.  Definitely doesn't seem right.

Our suggestion would be to email the 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell -

(Hat tip:  RP!)

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