Create a Cluster Mailbox Installation Your Residents Will Love
Cluster mailboxes are now required for most new residential developments.
The U.S. Postal Service loves them because they reduce delivery costs. But residents accustomed to door-to-door delivery aren’t always so enthusiastic – especially if the new boxes are inconvenient or unattractive.
That’s why good planning is critical to a successful cluster mailbox installation. When you include cluster mailboxes in the early planning of community common spaces, your mailbox area can become a community gathering place as well as a safe and secure spot for incoming and outgoing mail.
To create cluster mailboxes that residents will appreciate:
- Consult with local postal officials about the location of your cluster mailboxes, and to prevent interruptions in mail delivery.
- Put mailboxes in areas with good lighting and visibility to reduce the threat of theft or vandalism.
- Set mailboxes back from the street or face them away from the street so residents and mail carriers can access them safely.
- Provide parking near the mailboxes.
- Consider how the mailboxes will be accessed in inclement weather, particularly snow and ice. Placing them in a building, under an awning or in a common area with regular snow removal service will help prevent accidents.
- Follow USPS regulations, which include having one parcel locker for every 10 mailboxes.
- Choose a mailbox style that complements the overall look and feel of the neighborhood.
Contact us to learn more about our cluster mailbox options.