Postal officials have set in motion the process to move the JP Post Office from 655 Centre St. after they were unable to come to terms with the landlord on a new lease.
A letter was recently posted in the vestibule of the busy post office. It’s from the Post Office to Mayor Marty Walsh and lays out the process for possible relocation to somewhere else in the 02130 Zip Code.
“The Postal Service is considering relocation because its lease at the present location will terminate shortly and it has been unable to reach an agreement with the property owner for a new lease to remain in the property.”
According to property records, the parcel is owned by Myrtle Street Limited Partnership. That company, in turn, is run by The Bulfinch Companies, a Needham-based real estate management firm, according to state corporation records.
Jamaica Plain News has a call in to Bulfinch about their plans for the parcel. It’s a prime JP location at the corner of Centre and Myrtle. The latest property valuations put the 11,644 square foot parcel at $529,070 for land and $1,564,678 for the building.
Myrtle Street Limited Partnership also owns 6 Myrtle St., which is directly behind the P.O.
The busy facility is named for Marine Lance Cpl. Alex Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
The post office hasn’t always been on Centre. In 1920 it was on Green Street.