Local postal officials request public parking at West End station

       Local postal officials have recommended a plan to allow off-street public parking at the West End post office at 25th and Cucharras streets.
       Final approval will be necessary from the U.S. Postal Service's regional facilities office (representing an area including Colorado and Wyoming), according to local postal customer relations coordinator Ron Perry.
       “We're going to see if we can get approval to get it done,” he said. By “we,” he meant himself and current West End Postmaster Greg Penson. “He (Penson) has decided there's a need and he has the space to do it,” Perry said. “We're just getting the funding part approved.”
       Perry had no timetable for when a final decision might be made. A cost analysis will be undertaken, and facilities officials will probably make an on-site visit, he said. “When they do, we'll have a better idea.”
       Until 2004, the parking lot around the West End station had been used by about 20 postal carriers and 5 clerks. But when the Carrier Annex opened at Robinson and 25th streets, that left only the clerks. Meanwhile, the nearest parking for the public has continued to be metered on-street spaces. A past West End postmaster had suggested opening the station's lot to the public, but the idea did not move past the talking stage until this year.

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