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Queens
Detention
Facility

The Queens Facility Project consists of Design-Build services for a fully functional, operational, and easily maintainable new detention facility to meet all programmatic requirements. The Queens Facility will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue and will include space for on-site services and programming, indoor and outdoor recreation, food services, staff offices and facilities, amenities and a secured entry (sally port).

The Queens Facility must connect to the Queens County Criminal Court (QCCC)which was formerly connected through its District Attorney Wing. To successfully complete this Project, the Design-Builder must balance design, functionality, cost, constructability, and durability, providing the best value to the City and exemplifying the City’s principles of Project Excellence

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Queens Facility
Quick Information

What?

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

Where?

The Queens Facility will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY

When?

As of Friday, June 25, 2021, construction is underway on the parking garage and community space alongside the new jail that will rise adjacent to Borough Hall and the Queens Criminal Courthouse.

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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Queens
Garage &
Community Space

The Queens Facility Project consists of Design-Build services for a fully functional, operational, and easily maintainable new detention facility to meet all programmatic requirements. The Queens Facility will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue and will include space for on-site services and programming, indoor and outdoor recreation, food services, staff offices and facilities, amenities and a secured entry (sally port).

The Queens Facility must connect to the Queens County Criminal Court (QCCC)which was formerly connected through its District Attorney Wing. To successfully complete this Project, the Design-Builder must balance design, functionality, cost, constructability, and durability, providing the best value to the City and exemplifying the City’s principles of Project Excellence

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Queens Garage & Community Space Quick Information

What?

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

Where?

The Queens Facility will be located at 126-02 82nd Avenue, Kew Gardens, NY

When?

As of Friday, June 25, 2021, construction is underway on the parking garage and community space alongside the new jail that will rise adjacent to Borough Hall and the Queens Criminal Courthouse.

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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Queens Facility, Garage & Community Space 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. Design and construct new detention facilities grounded in dignity and respect that offer dedicated spaces to promote better connections to families, attorneys, courts, medical and mental health care, education, therapeutic programming, and service providers. These detention facilities 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. Design and construct new component projects of the BBJ Program that provide a safe, humane, secure, and efficient environment for all those who work, visit, or are in custody within the projects.
  3. Design and construct new detention facilities and other component projects that are beacons of exemplary public architecture that thoughtfully respond to urban context, contribute positively to the character of the surrounding neighborhood and streetscape, and serve as civic assets for all New Yorkers.
  4. Provide exceptional design based on thoughtful and engaging communication with City agencies and community partners.
  5. Minimize construction- and operations-related impacts to neighboring properties and facilities and the community at large; Achieve dust and noise mitigation standards that exceed minimum regulatory thresholds.
  6. Provide safety in and around the Project site.
  7. Optimize overall operations and maintenance efficiency.
  8. Complete the Project within budget and on schedule.
  9. Proactively seek innovative solutions to accelerate the Project schedule while controlling cost and maintaining quality and safety.
  10. Provide robust minority- and women-owned business enterprise participation.
  11. Exemplify the City’s principles of Project Excellence, including excellence in design, construction, and project delivery.

In addition to the general goals of the Program, specific Project goals for the Queens Facility include the following:

  1. Create a design that achieves the goals expressed in the Program Goals (above) while meeting functional requirements, including but not limited to sustainability, design integration, and community impact.
  2. Demonstrate transparency in the design and construction process for the community and the public-atlarge.
  3. Monitor and protect surrounding structures, including neighboring buildings and facilities during construction.
  4. Minimize loss of parking and traffic impacts at the Queens site during dismantling and construction.
  5. Minimize disruption and negative impacts to court operationsto the greatest extent possible.
  6. Create and maintain safe, accessible, and well-lit pedestrian pathways throughout dismantling and construction activities.
  7. Prioritize environmental sustainability in the Queens Facility and incorporate measures to achieve higher standards of energy efficiency, including Passive House techniques and principles into design, construction,
    and maintenance

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