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Public Website On Psych Center Demo Project Up and Running

Remediation begins on buildings.

 

A website dedicated to informing the public on the at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital grounds became accessable to the public on Friday.

The site, kppccleanup.com, is run by the by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and will serve as a communication hub for what is happening during the clean-up process.

The site will be up throughout the process and includes information regarding the status of the project and updates on air and environmental monitoring. It includes a detailed list of the buildings being demolished along with a map indicating building locations. Residents can find project updates and timelines on the site’s homepage.

Equipment for the project was moved onto the site last month and actual work began this week. Workers could be seen Wednesday by the marina conducting remediation work. A monitoring station could be seen on site. Trucks and workers were also present on Friday at building close to the 25A entrance.

Private security, provided by the contractor, was also on hand, patrolling the grounds in addition to park police.

The work, which was originally scheduled to begin mid-May, will be done by National Salvage and Service Corp., who was awarded a $6.4 million contract for the project.

According to officials, the project is expected to be completed in eight months, though contractual deadlines allow until August of 2013 for the project to be completed.

new guy July 13, 2012 at 08:51 PM
It's a good start. The state should clean the whole mess up.
Tee marie August 09, 2012 at 02:52 AM
It isn't a mess. Its history. Its a landmark. Whats going to be made of this land? Another mall we don't need?
Mac March 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM
I agree with Tee, it's a LANDMARK we should all fight to protect and preserve. It's easily the most interesting and exciting thing in King's Park, why would we want to destroy it? Mall? High density housing? Why don't people think of this place as it is now, as a giant state park with an amazing, intricate piece of history sitting on top of it? Why destroy that? Hopefully they stop their demolition after this round and the whole thing gets stalled for another 20 years.
Marko0916 May 05, 2013 at 06:23 PM
They are going to turn it into a private golf course.
new guy July 12, 2013 at 12:29 PM
landmark??? its a mess. the state buried garbage all over that property. if that was you or i, on our private land the state would hold you to the cross and make you clean it all up. speak to anyone who has a underground home heating oil tank leak. they demolished building into the buildings basements, then pushed dirt over them. thats a crime for anyone else.

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