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
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.