Reopening has taken so long in part because of USPS procedures, said Richter, of Postal Realty Trust. Before the building owner could make repairs, USPS had to clean and secure their inventory and equipment. The repairs also have to go through a “rigorous environmental review process,” he said. USPS declined to provide details about the repairs.
“While the delays associated with the above steps are unfortunate, the safety of customers and USPS employees is priority number one,” Richter wrote in an email.
Now most of the repairs are finished, Richter said, with the exception of new flooring that has yet to be installed.