TOMS RIVER-The Township of Toms River has big plans for redeveloping the downtown section of the township which, according to a published proposal those plans involve relocating the downtown post office to a Hooper Avenue site adjacent to a Veterans Administration hospital that was just approved to be built in neighboring Brick Township now.
That plan devised by the township shows the one-story facility located at the corner of Water Street and Irons Street being replaced with a massive 10-story structure of currently unknown use.
The United States Postal Service this week reached out to Shore News Network and said, “Hold on!”. While the township has plans to replace the post office, at this time, the postal service said it has no such plans after our article was published detailing the 10 story building being touted in the township redevelopment plan.
“We believe the headline may lead readers to think the post office is moving,” said Ray V. Daiutolo Sr., APR USPS Corporate Communications South Jersey & Philadelphia Districts. “We can confirm that we have been contacted and have had some discussions about the redevelopment project. However, no decision or commitment has been made regarding the Toms River postal facility at this time.”