Mountlake Terrace Post Office will have to move by February 2023

The Mountlake Terrace Post Office located at 23210 57th Ave. W. will have to move by February 2023. (Photo by Nathan Blackwell)

The U.S. Postal Service will have to move out of its post office located at 23210 57th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace by February of next year.

“The owner of the property where the Mountlake Terrace Post Office is located is not interested in renewing the lease,” USPS spokesperson Ernie Swanson said in an email. Its current lease is up effective Jan. 31, 2023.

“The Postal Service will conduct a search for a new location for the post office, where Mountlake Terrace residents will be able to conduct postal business,” Swanson added.

  1. I truly hope they find a good location in Mountlake Terrace!
    Their current location is walkable from my house and they’ll probably move a lot further away…………………..

  2. What does that mean for the other business in that location? Double D, Snohomish Pie and Diamond Knot?

  3. I’m sad to hear this. I hope the post office won’t leave the neighborhood. Its location has been so convenient, and everyone there is so helpful.

  4. Thank goodness. This place is so gross. Great staff–but the old, dried up flies in the window sill from 2011 are disgusting.

  5. USPS North City Carrier Annex, 24360 Van Ry Blvd. This is near the Cinebarre theater, it may show as “Spirit Halloween” on a map. I don’t think it is open to the public, but could be?

    1. The North City Annex is part of the old North City PO that was on 15th. The USPS lost the lease there and split operations into two places. The Annex sorts and loads the carrier trucks and isn’t open for walk in service. The walk-in service is in the strip mall on Aurora across from Fred Meyer.

    2. This carrier annex is gone at the old Office Depot store at 15th & Ballinger Way, or soon will be. It is moving to the old Office Max store by Home Depot at Aurora village. Initial plans were to move carriers to Lynwood, and move some of Lynwood carriers to Everett, to make room. After re-evaluating, they must have discovered what a circus this would be, especially regarding transportation travel time for carriers to travel to Northgate and Lake City, deliver their routes, and return to Lynwood. Let’s not even mention fuel costs for the longer daily trips involving almost 100 delivery routs. In case anybody is asking, I retired from the USPS after 37 years. I have seen this all before.

  6. If I were the property owner, I’d be looking into redevelopment. Between that and the site of the former supermarket across the street, and with light rail coming in two years or so, the area is ripe.

  7. The USPS has a history of waiting to the last minute to research new post office locations , inviting failure. Then the excuse of no available suitable location, gives them reason to close it altogether. Notify Sen. Maria Cantwell, with your concerns, as she is from Mountlake Terrace. The local post office is important to the established identity of a community, and should not be lost because of the USPS incompetence.

  8. Very true. It’s my understanding they almost lost the lease at the annex just recently. They had to pony up a 5 year lease instead of the standard 2. I’ve been told the USPS no longer buys land to build facilities— apparently because of uncertainty over the future of the service.

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