The commercial building that used to occupy 15 Wallis St. was knocked down a while ago in anticipation of a new downtown post office being built there and work on the canal that runs underneath the site.
The plans for the new post office, however, appear to have fallen through and the existing branch next-door will remain indefinitely while flood work slated for that section of the North River still awaits a green light from the mayor's office.
Any action on the downtown flood mitigation project is on hold, says Mayor Ted Bettencourt, until consultants complete the full schematic designs, cost estimates and project schedule, which he expects to receive any day now.
In the meantime, 15 Wallis St. remains a vacant, overgrown and fenced-in lot next to the post office and library and with direct access to the new city park on Walnut Street that recently opened. The land is owned by Alfred DiMambro.
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