The Bronx borough-based jail will be located at the site of the former Lincoln Hospital and NYPD compound at 745 E 141st Street. The new, state of the art facility will have dedicated space for on-site services and programming, indoor and outdoor recreation, food services, staff offices and facilities, amenities, below grade accessory parking, and a secured entry (sally port).
The new facility will contain 886 beds for men and will provide 295 accessory parking spaces below grade for all staff and service providers. In addition, the facility will provide 30,000 sq. ft. of community space on the ground floor. The western portion of the facility can eventually be rezoned into a special, mixed-use district which will permit the development of a mixed-use building.
The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is awarding two separate Design-Build contracts — one for the new facility and one for the site preparation project.
The City’s overarching goals for all component projects undertaken as part of the Borough-Based Jails Program (BBJ Program), including new detention facilities and Early Works, such as dismantle and swing space projects, are described below.
The Bronx Detention Site Project consists of demolishing the existing detention center and replacing it with a modern facility
The new Bronx Detention Site will be located at 745 E 141st Street
The Bronx Detention Site Project aims to be completed by 2027
Building the new facility is part of the borough-based jail system
which aims to create a smaller, safer, and fairer system by
incarcerating less people and building modern facilities