The comprehensive Master Plan – which will be implemented in phases, the first of which is in construction – fully utilizes the 35-acre site and comprises comprehensive academic, tactical and physical training facilities for recruits and in-service officers, including demonstration classrooms; specialty tactical gymnasia, an 8-story tall tactical village for simulation training, an emergency vehicle operators’ training course, and the world’s first three-story firing range. The program also includes administrative headquarters, visiting PD housing, dining, auditoria, and a new NYPD Museum.
On target to receive LEED Silver certification, the NYPA goes beyond the use of advanced energy reduction strategies, of which it has many, to improve on one of the city’s most pressing environmental issues – that of storm water management. With a combination of engineered and natural detention and filtration processes, the NYPA site’s 5-acre landscaped canal polishes all of the adjacent neighborhood’s storm water of toxins and oils before releasing it into the nearby Flushing Bay. This sustainability strategy also generates a landscape amenity for the campus: bisecting the site, its three crossings create water thresholds between buildings, while ample seating areas create place for quiet engagement at curriculum breaks.