The U.S. Postal Service has now decided to relocate the Cruz Bay Post Office to the Enighed Pond area, according to a Postal Service press release.
The new post office will be located at the intersection of Pond Road and Enighed Road, directly across from the Cruz Bay tennis courts and the V.I. Water and Power Authority stand pipe, according to the January 3 press release.
Work recently resumed on a partially-built concrete structure at the long-dormant site, reportedly owned by Stanley Hed-rington of the Global Marine barge company.
The Postal Service is conducting a public meeting on Friday, January 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Legislature Building concerning the relocation and selection of a revised site location for the new facility, according to the press release.
The new post office is being built by a local resident and business owner who will be providing the U.S.P.S. with its required space requirements of 6,000 net interior ground floor commercial space, according to the USPS release.
An exclusive loading dock/platform area and exclusive Postal Service parking will be provided by the owner and developer of the property, the release continued.
“The Postal Service believes that this new location will provide the community with an upgraded and modern postal facility that offers a safe working environment for employees and a level of service expected by our customers; situated in walking distance of its current facility,” the USPS release stated.
There was no mention of former Turnbull Administration plans to locate the Post Office on V.I. government land across from Cruz Bay Creek.