Piedmont Station Post Office

Threatened Loss of Piedmont Station, U.S. Post Office, Oakland CA 94611

A developer has come forward with a plan to build condos for “empty nesters” on the site of our heavily used U.S. Post Office at 195 - 41st Street. The proposal requires Design Review and permits for condos from the city’s Zoning Department. No formal application has been submitted as of January 31, but both of those permissions will involve public notification and public comments, possibly in the next month. The post office’s lease runs until some time in 2018.

In the meantime, the Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) is working to save the Post Office in our neighborhood, and needs everyone’s help. PANIL is working with Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office, as well as with Oakland Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, and the mayors of Oakland and Piedmont.

What You Can Do:

Lines at the Post Office

Why the post office is important:

  1. Send a message to the following officials, telling them why the post office is important to you, and asking them to work with the community to find a solution.
    Please cc contact@panil.org.

    Congresswoman Barbara Lee
    online form at https://lee.house.gov/contact/email-me

    Mayor Libby Schaaf

    Councilmember Dan Kalb, District 1

    Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, At Large

    If you live in the City of Piedmont:
    Mayor Jeffrey Wieler

  2. Click here to Sign the petition online.
    You can also download the petition as a PDF, print at home and circulate on your block.

Please cross post this announcement to your block email lists or yahoo groups.

And please stay tuned for further news. To get involved in this effort or get on PANIL’s email notification list, write to contact@panil.org