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The Bronx
Detention
Site

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.

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The Bronx Site Design Principles & Guidelines

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.

  1. The design and construction of the new Sites must be grounded in dignity and respect through offering spaces dedicated to promoting better connections to families, attorneys, courts, medical and mental health care, education, therapeutic programming, and service providers. These Sites must enable effective and tailored programming, provide appropriate housing for those with medical and mental health needs, and facilitate enhanced opportunities for stable reentry into the community.
  2. The design and construction of the new Sites and related projects of the BBJ Program must provide a safe, humane, secure, and efficient environment for all those who work, visit, or are in custody within these Sites.
  3. The design and construction of the new Sites and related projects must be beacons of exemplary public architecture that thoughtfully respond to the urban context, contribute positively to the character of the surrounding neighborhood and streetscape, and serve as civic assets for all New Yorkers. Refer to the Center for Active Design’s Civic Design Guidelines, on creating well-designed public spaces.
  4. The design and construction of the new Sites must strive to relate to the city it is in and create a sense of place for the citizens it serves. As good civic architecture, the Sites must be welcoming and inclusive, serving all regardless of ability, race, creed, or gender. The Sites must embody a generative spirit that does not stagnate on a fixed identity and is uplifting rather than authoritative, empowering the people and community it serves.
  5. The provision of exceptional design based on thoughtful engagement with City agencies and community partners.
  6. The construction and related operations must minimize impacts to neighboring properties, facilities and the community at large; achieve dust and noise mitigation standards that exceed minimum regulatory thresholds.
  7. The provision of facility safety in and around all Project facilities.
  8. The optimization of overall operations and maintenance efficiency.
  9. Project completion is within budget and on schedule.
  10. Proactively seek out innovative solutions to accelerate the Project schedule while controlling cost and maintaining quality and safety.
  11. The provision of robust minority- and women-owned business enterprise participation.
  12. The exemplification of the City’s principles of Project Excellence, including excellence in design, construction, and project delivery.

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The Bronx Site Quick Information

What?

The Bronx Detention Site Project consists of demolishing the existing detention center and replacing it with a modern facility

Where?

The new Bronx Detention Site will be located at 745 E 141st Street

When?

The Bronx Detention Site Project aims to be completed by 2027

Why?

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

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The Bronx Site
Latest Updates

The Bronx Site Construction Updates

The Bronx Site Latest Documents

The Bronx Site Preparation Project Information Card (Spanish)

The Bronx Site Preparation Project Information Card (English)

The Bronx Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting Materials

Community Presentations

Environmental Monitoring Reports & Documents