[UPDATED] Future Uncertain for Federal Building in Thomasville

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

[LAST UPDATED 03/13 AT 08:10 PM]

The U.S. Post Office in downtown Thomasville says it plans to stay in the same area, despite the fact that the building it's in is for sale.

Though the federal building at 404 North Broad Street is for sale, the Post Office, which rents space in the building, says it won't be moving far -- if it moves at all.

Officials at the Post Office say a study is ongoing for other location options when the building is sold.

They say if the rent remains at its current price, they will relocate somewhere close by when their lease expires in September of 2012.

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The Thomas County Commission says they received a letter from the U.S. General Services Administration stating the building at 404 North Broad Street is 'available for disposal'.

The letter outlined different ways the building can be used if sold; options on the list include using it for homeless assistance, as a correctional facility, drug rehab center, or turning it into a historic monument.

The Commission says they aren't interested in purchasing the building, but other county agencies have the option to do so.

Currently, the U.S. Postal Service has its offices in the building, but Thomas County Manager Mike Stephenson says their offices are separate from the federal government, and they are considered 'tenants'.

The building is in need of extensive renovations.


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