Vero Beach City Council declares downtown post office surplus, could lead to a quick sale


The City Council in Vero Beach, Florida, decided Tuesday it no longer needed the downtown Post Office property, which could lead to a quick sale of the building.  The city would recommend to potential buyers that the property be kept as the Post Office, at least for the next two years.

The city is in the third year of a five-year lease agreement with the U.S. Postal Service, which pays $110,000 a year for the property. The Post Office has been in the downtown location since 1965.

The council voted 3-2 to sell the property, with Laura Moss and Tony Young opposed.

“The location of that building is a location that is central to the historic district of downtown Vero Beach,” Young said.  Read more.