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A Local Official’s Guide to Developing Better Community Post Offices

A project of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation

One of the challenges facing Vermont’s communities is the struggle to keep the post office in the town and village centers and to ensure that the design solution fits respectfully in the community. Factors such as cost and efficiency drive United States Postal Service decisions to relocate local post office, sometimes to sites outside of the town center. The Vermont League of Cities and Towns, the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, have worked together with residents and local, state and federal officials to ensure that, whenever possible, the local post office remains visible, convenient, accessible and compatible with its surroundings.

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