Postal Service seeks community input on new location
Posted on 09/05/2019
Current Post Office building at 200 Wing St.The United States Postal Service (USPS) has notified the City of its intent to relocate the Northville Post Office to a new location within the City Limits. The City received a letter from USPS on July 30 that stated their intent to move the post office (see letter here). The lease for the current building on Wing Street expires Nov. 30, 2022. USPS is seeking input from the public and local officials about the proposal. Representative of the Postal Service held a public hearing at the City Council meeting on Sept. 3 seeking input on their proposal (see Q&As here).

Since the early 2000s, it has been a stated goal of the City Council to retain the Post Office within the Central Business District as it generates hundreds of trips a day to Downtown Northville. Past City Councils purchased land adjacent to the current site to accommodate future Post Office expansion. The City has no plans to relocate either the Art House or the Dog Park in order to facilitate Post Office expansion.

USPS is seeking to construct a 15,485 ft2 post office on a parcel of approximately 102,000 ft2. In response to the inquiry from USPS, City Manager Pat Sullivan provided information on the City-owned property adjacent to the current Post Office; the Foundry Flask Site on East Cady Street; and the old MacDonald Ford site on Seven Mile Road. These locations, along with others suggested by the public, will be considered by USPS when making a decision on the Post Office location.