Kuna Post Office

The Kuna Post Office is looking to move from its current location on Main Street and Avenue C.

ALX GEORGE/KUNA MELBA NEWS

KUNA — The U.S. Postal Service received 13 recommended sites as possible locations to relocate the Kuna Post Office.

In September, the Postal Service announced it was trying to move the Kuna Post Office to a new location because the current facility is too small. The facility is about 2,400 square feet. The new Kuna Post Office needs a minimum of 5,700 square feet.

The next step in the process, said Marc Boyer, postmaster of the Kuna Post Office, is to narrow down the 13 suggested sites down to three to five preferences. This is expected to take a few weeks.

Then, Boyer said, once the preferences are selected, architects and developers will create estimates on how much it will cost to relocate to each site. Factors under consideration include lease cost, construction cost and site readiness, and fair market value.

On Sept. 13, a public meeting was held at the Kuna Library for community members to ask questions about the relocation process or suggest possible sites for the post office. Following the meeting, residents had until Oct. 13 to mail feedback to the postal service.

A few suggestions came in, Boyer said, including behind Ridley’s Market, next to Tractor Supply, near Albertsons, and near the Blooms and Balloons building.

Boyer said the hope is to have a site selected by the end of summer or early fall 2018.

“We’re definitely moving in the right direction,” he said.

Alx Stevens is the reporter for Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 208-922-3008 or editor@kunamelba.com.

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