Sunday, June 24, 2012
There's a lot you should know about what's been going on in Montgomery County this week.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you may have missed this week, including the latest on a burglary ring in Germantown, the uproar over 'mega' gas stations and a parking 'crisis' at the new Bethesda post office. Van Hollen Blasts Parking 'Crisis' At New Bethesda Post Office BETHESDA-- A new Bethesda post office has opened on Wisconsin Avenue, but the United States Postal Service is coming under fire for opening the location before securing parking. In a June 19 letter, U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D) blasted the lack of parking and called for a new location. Read more on Bethesda Patch. City to Rezone Part of Fairgrounds for …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Congressman is calling for new Bethesda post office location.
U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D) is calling for a new Bethesda post office location after the United States Postal Service opened a new Wisconsin Avenue office with no parking, according to a June 19 letter from the Congressman to USPS. The news was first reported by The Gazette. The United States Postal Service recently closed the two downtown Bethesda post offices at 7001 Arlington Road and 7400 Wisconsin Avenue and consolidated them at the new location at 6900 Wisconsin Avenue. The consolidation is part of a nationwide effort by USPS to consolidate or close post offices in the face of declining revenues. But attempts to sublease parking from the commercial tenants next door to the new office were unsuccessful, Patch reported this …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Apartment building will take over site of former post office, the Washington Business Journal reports.
The former post office at 7001 Arlington Road could be torn down as soon as next month to make way for an apartment building, the Washington Business Journal reports. The two downtown Bethesda post offices at Arlington Road and Wisconsin Avenue were consolidated this month into a new facility at 6900 Wisconsin Avenue. A mixed-use apartment building with 145 units is planned for the Arlington Road site, Patch reported in January. Associated Estates Realty Corp. bought the post office from USPS for $12.2 million in May, the Business Journal reported, and plans to tear down the building to pave way for the $50 million project next month. Plans for the 172,000 square foot development include 7,000 square feet of retail space, and 15.2 percent …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
New location at 6900 Wisconsin Ave. has been open for about a week, but patrons worry about the lack of convenient parking.
A new downtown Bethesda post office has opened up on Wisconsin Avenue, but there’s just one problem—there’s no parking. The United States Postal Service is closing the two downtown Bethesda post offices at 7001 Arlington Rd. and 7400 Wisconsin Ave., and consolidating them at the new location at 6900 Wisconsin Ave. The consolidation is part of a nationwide effort by USPS to consolidate or close post offices to help face declining revenues. USPS first announced its consolidation plan at a community meeting last July, saying it was on the hunt for a central, downtown location with parking. Residents also drove home the importance of keeping the new post office in a location accessible to Metro and bus transit. While the new location, across …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The post office inside the Chevy Chase Village Hall on Connecticut Avenue is no longer on the list of post offices under review for possible closure.
The Chevy Chase Village post office is no longer under consideration for closure, according to a list issued by the U.S. Postal Service this week. Earlier this summer, the U.S. Postal Service issued a list of about 3,700 post offices slated for review for possible closure, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter. The Chevy Chase Village post office, located inside the Chevy Chase Village Hall at 5910 Connecticut Ave., is a favorite among locals, and is known for its short lines and friendly service, Patch reported. The Chevy Chase Village website cautions that it is not known "why our location was removed from the list," and that there are no guarantees that "our location won’t be subject to further study in the coming years …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The possible closure of the Chevy Chase post office at Village Hall was discussed at Monday's meeting of the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers.
- Nia Davis
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It was a full house in the Village Hall on Monday as the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers discussed everything from nuisance trees to the possible closure of the post office and the hiring of a new building officer. The meeting began with the continuation of a case involving residents planting trees in the public right-of-way, then moved on to resident appeals for various construction and tree-related offenses. One couple in Chevy Chase Village challenged a code that would limit the extension of a proposed front stoop. The residents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoberg, wanted to extend their stoop no more than four feet from the 25-foot building restriction. “Virtually every stoop extends farther than the original,” the board's assistant treasurer …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Chevy Chase Patch's weekly cartoon, "Life in the Chase," takes a humorous look at one possible outcome of closing the post office in Chevy Chase Village.
This week, "Life in the Chase" considers one possible outcome of closing the post office in Chevy Chase Village. The post office is one of over 3,000 post offices nationwide under review for possible closure by the United States Postal Service. The Chevy Chase Village post office, located in the Chevy Chase Village Hall at 5906 Connecticut Ave., is known for its friendly, efficient service, short lines and convenience for neighborhood residents.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Chevy Chase residents would be "sad to see it go."
The Chevy Chase Village post office, inside Village Hall at 5910 Connecticut Ave., is one of the approximately 3,700 post offices nationwide under review for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service. Local residents would rather not see it go. "People have been working here for ages," said Chevy Chase resident Henrietta Butler on Monday afternoon. The clerks are very friendly, she adds, the office is very efficient and there's more parking available at this location than at other locations. "I'd be sad to see it go," agreed Shaye Simms. "It's very efficient." For Jim Flaherty and his wife of Chevy Chase, the closure of the Chevy Chase Village post office would be inconvenient, as the long lines at other post offices make it difficult …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Postal Service officials confirm that the post office on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase (inside Village Hall) is under review for possible closure.
If you get your mail at the Chevy Chase Village post office on Connecticut Avenue, your mail routine might undergo a bit of a shake-up in the coming months. The post office at 5910 Connecticut Ave. (inside Village Hall) is on the list of some 3,700 post offices slated for review for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter. If that post office is closed, local residents might not be too happy about it. In a Chevy Chase Patch Facebook poll, 75 percent of respondents replied that the closure of that particular post office would create an inconvenience. (Granted, only four people participated in the poll, but the results are still worthy of consideration.) On Tuesday, Chevy Chase Patch…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Chevy Chase is on the list of towns with post offices that are under review for possible closure, but which post office—the one in Friendship Heights or the one in Chevy Chase Village—or both—might close?
Update, July 27, 3 p.m.: The Chevy Chase post office under review by the U.S. Postal Service for possible closure is the one on Connecticut Avenue, according to Postal Service spokeswoman Freda Sauter. Original post, July 26, 3 p.m.: Chevy Chase is on the list of towns—released today by the U.S. Postal Service—that may lose their post offices. The U.S. Postal Service will be studying 3,700 retail offices for possible closure. Some of the retail offices may be replaced by self-service kiosks or "expanded access locations"—local stores selling stamps and accepting flat-rate packages on behalf of the Postal Service, the Postal Service says. (Some local stores already sell stamps.) But, it's not clear which of Chevy Chase's post offices—the …