Iowa City to move post office because of high rent

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say Iowa City will move its downtown post office because of high rent.

The U.S. Postal Service said during a public meeting Wednesday that the city’s post office is paying too much for space it doesn’t need.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/176f6FI ) that annual rent at the Iowa City Federal Building is $700,000.

Officials say they have not identified a new location yet, but they will probably lease a spot instead of build a new facility.

The Iowa City postmaster says operations for dozens of routes in nearby Coralville will move to that city’s post office.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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