In this connection three projects were under consideration, one the construction of a new public building, second, the enlargement of the existing building, and third, the purchase of another building. The present post office building is entirely inadequate to provide for the business that is carried on there, and the advice from our architect is that from a structural standpoint it cannot be economically enlarged to accommodate all the government offices. It was therefore found advisable to obtain another suitable site. The site of the present building is a valuable one, and the land around there, necessary to provide the further accommodation required, is being held at a very high price. What is proposed is to purchase a lot 40 feet on Twenty-second avenue for $53,000, the property adjacent to the railway station and situated on block 148 with a frontage of 150 feet on First avenue, 120 feet on Twenty-second avenue, and distant from the podt office 250 feet on First avenue, and to build on that lot.