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Correction Notice

In response to feedback from elected officials and members of the community, and to allow more time for review and comment, the date of the public Scoping Meeting for the proposed Oak Point Detention Facility draft Environmental Impact Statement, has been changed to April 16, 2007 at 6 PM, and the comment period has been extended to April 26, 2007. The meeting originally scheduled for March 5, 2007 has been cancelled. See below for details.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

New York City (Bronx) County - The New York City Department of Correction, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Oak Point Detention Facility may have a significant impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared in accordance with Executive Order 91 of 1977, as amended, and the Rules of Procedure for the City Environmental Quality Review, found at Title 62, Chapter 5 of the Rules of the City of New York. A public scoping session will be held on April 16, 2007, at 6:00 PM at the New South Bronx Police Athletic League facility at 991 Longwood Avenue, Bronx, New York 10028. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until April 26, 2007. The project site is located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, west of Barry Street, east of East 149th Street, south of Bruckner Boulevard, and north of the East River in Bronx Community District 2. The proposed action involves the acquisition of a 27-acre parcel, construction of a detention facility, and the creation of a public through street. The site is an unpermitted solid waste management facility that received construction and demolition material that will be reconfigured and properly closed as part of the proposed actions. Work associated with the closure of this facility would involve engineering controls designed in compliance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation requirements. The proposed Oak Point Detention Facility will include approximately 900,000 gross square feet (gsf) of space and employ a workforce of approximately 800 persons. The facility would be designed to house a total of approximately 2,040 detainees and would provide approximately 600 new parking spaces on-site in parking lots and a multi-level parking structure. A proposed public street would be developed as a westward extension of Oak Point Avenue through the site, and would connect to the existing easement situated on the western portion of the site (that extends through the neighboring property west of the site) and connect to East 149th Street. Portions of approximately seven adjoining properties would need to be acquired to accommodate the new roadway alignment.

Contact: Robert Maruca, City of New York Correction Department, 60 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013, phone: (212) 266-1317, fax: (212) 266-1879, email: Robert.Maruca@doc.nyc.gov