Since I began serving on the Town Council, one of the questions that I have been
asked, most frequently, has been, “What can we do with the old Post Office
building? The building, which is located on Sullivan Ave, has been vacant for
more than a decade. It is close proximity to the Town Hall and Library and has parking space necessary for use. Rather than an asset, the edifice drains resources for maintenance and - more importantly - provides no tax benefits or other assets to the Town. It is high time that we address this issue and return this building to productivity.
Like every other town in CT, South Windsor could benefit from attracting new business establishments. There are entrepreneurs with new ideas, resources and products who are looking for the right resources, support and opportunity. The weak state of the economy and scarcity of start-up capital make it difficult or impossible for these businesses to thrive. In this, I see an opportunity.
I suggest that we consider turning the old Post Office building into the South Windsor Business Center. By refurbishing the building, South Windsor would gain an important resource and potential source of tax revenue. In addition, As a modern business space, available at a reasonable cost, it , will attract local and other entrepreneurs. A vibrant business environment will contribute to the tax base, thus lessening the burden on all of us. At the least, I believe this is an idea which deserves to be explored. Allowing the building to remain vacant and useless is not in the best interest of the Town. I am interested in your thoughts and ideas about returning the former Post Office building to productivity.