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Mail delivery in new neighborhoods will not be door-to-door

Posted at 11:31 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-27 06:39:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The United States Postal Service is skipping some door deliveries to save money.

The agency recently contacted local post offices reminding them of their plan to not deliver mail to homes in new residential developments.

Instead, the developer will designate a centralized location in each new subdivision for cluster mailbox units. Then people would have to walk or drive to that central location to get their mail and that's raising concern among neighbors and the home-building association of Richmond.

Concerns include whether or not the mailboxes will be in a good location that is well lit and easily accessible to residents, including the elderly.

Over the past few months, the USPS has sent letters to the city and county planning commissions to alert them of the delivery change.