Multiple buyers want iconic downtown Post Office building in Topeka, KS

SteveBlog The historic Post Office building in downtown Topeka has stirred strong interest from buyers, even with a price tag of $1.65 million — but while speed may be of the essence in mail delivery, its process governing building sales is much slower.

“We’ve had high interest in the building and multiple offers on the building, which at this point in time have to remain confidential,” said Randy Goldsmith, senior real estate manager at CBRE Inc., of the building at 434 S. Kansas.  “This is a lengthy process. They do not have a timeline.” Goldsmith said the

USPS plans to maintain a presence downtown, and officials there are doing an analysis of their needs and the potential for downsizing before moving on with the sale process.  “They are going to remain in downtown, and they have interest, which all the people looking at this (property) are amenable to, of downsizing and staying in the building right there,” Goldsmith said….

On the building’s third floor is a space that must remain intact: the courtroom where the Brown v. Board of Education trial was conducted.  Goldsmith said all potential buyers understand that.  Read more.