DeLauro Statement on Proposed Closure of New Haven USPS Facility
NEW HAVEN, CT (February 7, 2018) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement regarding the proposed closure of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Facility located at 754 Chapel Street.
“New Haven lost the USPS Federal Station in the Giaimo Federal Building in April 2006 when it was closed due to renovations. At the time, the USPS vowed to reopen this location upon completion. Unfortunately, USPS failed to deliver on that promise, instead opening a P.O. Box only substitute on Chapel Street. Closing the Chapel Street location breaks another promise and further removes New Haven residents and businesses from USPS services.”
“If USPS moves forward with closing this location on Chapel Street, they should immediately act to open a full service Post Office in downtown New Haven. A centrally located facility has the ability to serve a permanent population of approximately 7,500 and a daytime population of over 40,000.With the increase of residents and businesses downtown—along with an economy that is continuing to grow—it is certainly a reasonable and fair request.”