The relocation of the Green Street post office in Gainesville is “a done deal,” according to City Councilman Sam Couvillon.
Couvillon said Wednesday night that city officials had received a letter from postal officials confirming that the post office would be moving. As to where or when, that remains unknown.
“They won’t relocate it until they find a new location, which has to be within a certain distance of the current location,” Couvillon said.
A public meeting was held in January to discuss the possible move, which has been sought by officials for decades. Alleviating traffic on busy Green Street is among the reasons.
The office opened on Green Street in 1967. City leaders in the early 1970s passed a resolution asking postal officials to consider moving it. And Mayor Danny Dunagan said he had pushed to have the post office relocated when he ran for office more than 10 years ago.
Brenau University officials have announced their desire for the building currently occupied by the post office.
“We have long coveted that space,” Brenau President Ed Schrader said during the public hearing in January.