Although a “Sale Pending” sticker recently appeared on the downtown Camas Post Office’s “For Sale” sign, United States Postal Service officials say there has been no official purchase of the historic building.
Ron Anderson, public relations coordinator for the USPS Portland postal district, said Monday that offers on the property at 440 N.E. Fifth Ave. are still being accepted.
“Although we have had interest in the property and some negotiation requests, the Camas Post Office still remains actively for sale,” Anderson said. “There has been no signed purchase and sale agreement.”
The downtown Camas main post office site was slated for consolidation by the USPS in January 2010 because of its close proximity to another post office about 1.4 miles away at 2455 S.E. Eighth Ave. — referred to as the “Camas carrier annex.”
“The down economy is impacting everyone, including the post office,” Anderson has said. “It just doesn’t make sense to operate two separate locations that are in proximity to one another.”