The Mountain Brook Village Post Office is returning to new Lane Parke location

852019D0 2148 45CB B39C F0094F827A46 The Mountain Brook Village Post Office is returning to new Lane Parke location
The former location of the USPS in Mountain Brook. | Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Last year, Bham Now reported on the changes made in Mountain Brook Village including efforts to bring back the old post office that had been a mainstay in the community for years.

According to news reports, nine months after the initiation of formal talks, and years after Lane Parke’s developers made their original offer of available space in Lane Parke, Evson, Inc. has received written confirmation of the U.S. Post Office’s intentions to return to Mountain Brook Village.

The new post office is scheduled to open February, 2020 and will offer all the services previously found at the old Mountain Brook Shopping Center location, including P.O. Boxes.

“We originally offered the Post Office a space in Phase I of the Lane Parke development [which began in 2005], but it didn’t make sense for them at the time,” notes Evson Principal John Evans in a news release.

While Evans has made periodic overtures to Birmingham’s Postmaster over the past several years, formal talks between the two began just last December (2018). What followed was the slow process of crafting an agreement, then shepherding the agreement through all the proper governmental channels, committees and approvals.

The new 2700 square-foot Post Office will be located in a portion of the building between Swoop and the Lane Parke Apartments.

Lane Parke is Growing

IMG 6900 The Mountain Brook Village Post Office is returning to new Lane Parke location
Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

In addition to the new post office, Lane Parke, this summer replaced the closed Western Market with Alabama’s first eco-friendly GreenWise Market, which is operated by Publix Super Markets.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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