Moving The Post Office, Does It Make Sense For The City of Venice?
by Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report
The scoop on the streets is that Mayor Holic wants to move the downtown post office and basically put up a recreation of an old Venice hotel that used to be there. However, the post office doesn’t want to move, so they have imposed onerous (my opinion) terms. The city needs to provide a new post office. Yes, you read that right, they want the city to provide the land and a new building. I am hearing that if the market value of the new post office is less than that on the island the city must pay the difference. It will only deal with the city and if the city makes a profit selling it to the developer, they must share it with the post office.
Where will the city get the money for this purchase? Should the city morph into a developer? This has been asked to Mayor Holic and his response has been that the city will not have to worry about it, but I can’t tell you about it. A secret deal? Does this deal involve the Mayor negotiating w a developer and the post office?
My guess is he’s already working with a developer. I mean, how else will the city pull this off without “the city not having to worry about it?