Public hearing set on USPS plans to close 1025 Nevin Ave. branch, relocate services

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A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 on the U.S. Postal Service’s controversial proposal to close the Richmond Main Post Office branch at 1025 Nevin Ave.

USPS is considering relocating services to the Richmond McVittie Detached Delivery Unit at 2100 Chanslor Ave.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Richmond City Council Chambers at 440 Civic Center Plaza.

A public notice about the meeting wasposted at the Nevin Avenue branch (images below).

These plans are a cost-cutting measure, according to USPS, which says the increasing use of electronic communication has caused a decline in mail volume and thus a decline in revenue.

Plans to discontinue service at 1025 Nevin Ave. is facing opposition from residents and local elected officials, including Richmond City Council and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). DeSaulnier has pushed for legislation to name the Nevin Ave. branch after Harold McCraw Sr., a former Richmond Postmaster and community leader. The congressman also took legislative action to demand adequate advanced notice of USPS decisions to close or relocate facilities.