The U.S. Postal Service is considering the potential relocation of retail services formerly provided at the shuttered Yorba Station in Pomona to a yet-to-be determined location in order to better serve postal customers in the community, it was announced Thursday.

The Postal Service permanently closed the facility at 2138 N. Garey Ave. in May 2015 due to fire, smoke and water damage. The USPS proposes moving to a building of about 500 square feet, as close as possible to the closed facility.

Alternate nearby locations for retail USPS services are currently available at 580 W. Monterey Ave. in Pomona, and at stores in La Verne, Claremont and San Dimas.

Traditionally, the Postal Service would have a public meeting to discuss the potential relocation and explain the process and invite questions. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting communities particularly as it related to the guidance to reduce public gatherings.

In lieu of a public meeting, USPS is inviting customers to send comments on the proposal by April 30 to the following address: Dean Cameron, Pacific Facilities Service Office, U.S. Postal Service, 1300 Evans Ave., Ste. 200, San Francisco, CA, 94188-8200.

After the 30-day comment and appeal period, the Postal Service will consider the comments received, then make a final decision to proceed with, modify, or cancel the proposal. All related materials are posted at the Pomona Main Post Office lobby.

Pomona customers will also be notified about the potential relocation through a postcard in the mail and will have the opportunity to provide comments regarding the proposal.

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