After receiving more than 30 bids for its 20-acre Marina Processing and Distribution Center property on Jefferson Boulevard in the Del Rey area, the U.S. Postal Service has chosen a potential buyer. Postal Service officials are not disclosing the name of the potential buyer or the sale price at this time.
Postal Service spokesman Larry Dozier said the property is currently in escrow and the deal could be completed within 60 days.
“The process has started,” Dozier said.
A spokesman for CB Richard Ellis — the real estate firm selected to receive bids on the property — has also confirmed that the 20-acre site is in escrow.
The Marina Processing and Distribution Center facility, located across Alla Road from Home Depot in the Del Rey area, was closed in mid-July to consolidate operations into the larger Los Angeles Processing Center.
The Postal Service put the property up for sale in mid-September and reviewed more than 30 bids to select the potential buyer.
The news last year that the property would be sold sparked the interest of a diverse group of potential buyers, including the Del Rey Park Task Force, composed of community members seeking park space, and local environmentalists.
Efforts of local government officials, including Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, helped delay the start of the sale, but postal officials denied requests for further delays.
Dozier said none of the bids received for the property was from a government agency or community group.