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(a) Central Post Offices. Space allowances for central
Table 7 - 81 DOD Space Authorization for Central
post offices are shown in Table 7 - 81. These figures
represent the basic central post office square footage
Central Post Office
and are provided for general guidance. Additional space
Area (Gross SF)2
may be provided if a central post office serves special-
ized functions located on the military installation, such as
post directory, nonresident schools, major and
subordinate headquarters, service schools, hospitals,
carrier delivery to family housing units, or self-service
postal units installed within the lobby of the facility.
Determination of specific total requirements and space
provisions for specialized functions (as listed above) shall
Installation population consists of assigned military personnel
be coordinated with the U.S. Postal Services Regional
Postmaster General. This should be accomplished dur-
ing the initial planning stage to arrive at a mutually
Exclusive of space required for loading platforms.
agreeable gross area.
Siting of central post offices should provide convenient
relationship to post-wide retail and community service
facilities at the Main Post Center. Clustered or consoli-
dated accommodation with such functions as bank, com-
missary, PX and specialized retail outlets is
(b) Branch Post Offices. Branch post offices, not
exceeding 1,500 gross square feet each, may be pro-
vided as required at larger installations.
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