Opening of Newhall Post Office delayed once again

The Newhall Post Office located at 23736 Lyons Ave. Dan Watson/The Signal

For the third time the opening of the Newhall Post Office at 23736 Lyons Ave. has been delayed due to construction concerns and difficulties.

“The parking lot is still not up to par,” said Susan Recchia, a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service.

The opening date has moved from Feb. 6 to Feb. 27, three weeks after its rescheduled opening.

This is the third time to post office has changed its opening date.  It was originally scheduled to open in November 2016 before it was delayed to open in mid-January 2017 and then Feb. 6, 2017.

Delays to the Newhall Post Office opening are due to requirements set by the Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP), adopted by the State Regional Water Quality Board in 2000 to address stormwater pollution for development projects.

Carrie Lujan, communications manager for the city of Santa Clarita, told the Signal in January that the engineer for the project, CRC Enterprises, submitted a SUSMP for the installation of a stormwater mitigation device for the parking lot at the end of last year.

“The review of the report and plans was completed and sent to the engineer on January 11, 2017,” Lujan said.

The Newhall Post Office has had a tumultuous three years, moving to three separate locations due to lease agreements and construction.

In November 2014, the original Lyons Avenue post office was moved to a temporary location set up at 25549 The Old Road in Stevenson Ranch.

Residents, upset with office’s move out of Newhall, petitioned for the post office to be reopened in the area.  In May 2015, USPS began looking at moving the Newhall Post Office back to Newhall.

Before it could open, the location announced in August 2016 that it was being evicted from its temporary location at 25549 The Old Road.

During this interim period, from August 2016 to present, the Newhall Post Office has been operating from another temporary location at 24201 The Old Road.

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