Gov. Martin O’Malley has budgeted $3.6 million to buy the historic Annapolis post office at Church Circle, but a report by the Department of Legislative Services calls the building a bad investment.
The stately brick structure was constructed in 1901 and expanded in the 1930s. It is nestled next to the James and Miller Senate office buildings, and backs up to the Treasury Building.
“Given the scarcity of land in this particular area, we thought it made sense,” said Matt Gallagher, the governor’s chief of staff.
But earlier this month, the Department of Legislative Services told legislators the purchase would be a poor investment, as the building is small and needs a great deal of work.