*** FIRST PHASE OF BUILDING DEMOLITION ACTIVITIES (“FAST-TRACK BUILDING DEMOLITION CONTRACT”) IS NOW CONSIDERED COMPLETE AND READY FOR USE ***

Historically, the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center encompassed over 500 acres and served as a mental health facility from the time it was first developed in approximately 1885 until its closure in 1996. Based on information provided from historical accounts, the facility included patient facilities, staff facilities (housing and recreation), shops, laundry facilities, power plant (steam and electricity generation), water supply wells, orchards, farmland, dairy farm, piggery, maintenance garages, hospitals, morgues, greenhouses, bakery and an ice house.

The former facility has a campus-like character and is a mixture of landscaped lawn areas, open meadows, mature woods and developed areas. The developed areas consist of over 60 abandoned buildings/structures containing approximately 2,400,000 square feet of enclosed space that are surrounded by paved parking lots, a roadway system, open grass areas, wooded areas and landscaping. In addition, approximately 5 miles of steam tunnels are located in this portion of the facility that contain steam pipes and condensate return lines and connect the steam plant to each of the on-site buildings and structures.

In March 2012, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) entered into an agreement with a remedial contractor to demolish a select group of building/structures which have been otherwise compromised since the facility closure in 1996. The scope of work to be completed as part of this agreement includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the demolition of 19 buildings/structures along with associated underground tunnels, roadways and walkways; abatement of identified hazardous materials (i.e., asbestos containing materials, lead-based paint, polychlorinated biphenyl caulk); transporting and disposing demolition debris off-site; backfilling of open excavations with approved fill materials; and final site restoration.

Provided below is a site plan depicting the approximate locations of the buildings/ structures to be demolished as part of the "Fast Track Building Demolition Contract":

Project Updates

  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 6 (Power House Remains).
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 23 (Buckman Day Treatment), including controlled demolition areas.
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 29.1 (Power Plant Smoke Stack) and Building 29.2 (Power Plant Aboveground Storage Tanks, Truck Unload Area, Pump House, Pipe Trestle and Fuel Island).
  • Asbestos abatement activities within steam tunnel network of Building 35 (Home Staff with Residences) and Building 36 (Home Staff with Residences) completed.
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 47 (Dairy Barn) & 48 (Maintenance & Grounds), including steam tunnel network.
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 55 (Clubhouse).
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 56 (Community Store), including steam tunnel network.
  • Asbestos abatement activities within steam tunnel network of Building 57 (Maintenance Store/Plumbing) completed.
  • Asbestos abatement activities within steam tunnel network of Building 59 (Former Power Plant) and Building 60 (Shoe Shop) completed.
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at Building 82 (Morgue), including steam tunnel network.
  • Asbestos abatement activities within steam tunnel network of Building 122 (Inpatient 51 & 52) and Building 123 (Kitchen and Dining Room) completed.
  • Asbestos abatement activities completed at the Barge.
  • PCB-containing caulk abatement activities completed at Building 6 (Power House Remains).
  • PCB-containing caulk abatement activities completed at Building 122 (Inpatient 51 & 52).
  • PCB-containing caulk abatement activities completed at Building 23 (Buckman Day Treatment).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 6 (Power House Remains).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 23 (Buckman Day Treatment).
  • Universal waste removal at Building 29.2 (Power Plant Aboveground Storage Tanks, Truck Unload Area, Pump House, Pipe Trestle and Fuel Island) completed.
  • Universal waste removal at Building 35 (Home Staff with Residences) and Building 36 (Home Staff with Residences) completed.
  • Universal waste removal at Building 47 (Dairy Barn) & 48 (Maintenance & Grounds) completed.
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 55 (Club House).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 57 (Maintenance Store/Plumbing).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 59 (Former Power Plant) and Building 60 (Shoe Shop).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 56 (Community Store).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 82 (Morgue).
  • Universal waste removals completed at Building 122 (Inpatient 51 & 52) and Building 123 (Kitchen and Dining Room).
  • Universal waste removals completed at the Barge.
  • Controlled demolition of Building 35 (Home Staff with Residences) and Building 36 (Home Staff with Residences) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Controlled demolition of Building 57 (Maintenance Store/Plumbing) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Controlled demolition of Building 59 (Former Power Plant) and Building 60 (Shoe Shop) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Controlled demolition of Building 122 (Inpatient 51 & 52) and Building 123 (Kitchen and Dining Room) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Demolition of Building 5.1 (Salt Storage Shed) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 6 (Power House Remains) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 23 (Buckman Day Treatment), including steam tunnel network, completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Demolition of Building 29.1 (Power Plant Smoke Stack) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 29.2 (Power Plant Aboveground Storage Tanks, Truck Unload Area, Pump House, Pipe Trestle and Fuel Island) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 29.3 (Power Plant Railroad Piers) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 47 (Dairy Barn) & 48 (Maintenance & Grounds) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Demolition of Building 55 (Clubhouse) completed.
  • Demolition of Building 56 (Community Store) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Demolition of Building 82 (Morgue) completed, including steam tunnel network.
  • Demolition of the Barge completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 5.1 (Salt Storage Shed) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 6 (Power House Remains) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 23 (Buckman Day Treatment) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 29.1 (Power Plant Smoke Stack), Building 29.2 (Power Plant Aboveground Storage Tanks, Truck Unload Area, Pump House, Pipe Trestle and Fuel Island) and Building 29.3 (Power Plant Railroad Piers) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at 35 (Home Staff with Residences) and Building 36 (Home Staff with Residences) completed.
  • Site restoration work at Building 47 (Dairy Barn) & 48 (Maintenance & Grounds) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 55 (Clubhouse) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 56 (Community Store) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 57 (Maintenance Store/Plumbing) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 59 (Former Power Plant) and Building 60 (Shoe Shop) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at Building 82 (Morgue) completed.
  • Site restoration work at Building 122 (Inpatient 51 & 52) and Building 123 (Kitchen and Dining Room) completed.
  • Site restoration activities at the Barge completed.