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Army releases NEPA draft Environmental Assessment on proposed sites for Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center

LOUISVILLE, KY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the National Environmental Policy Act Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center for a 30-day comment period.

 

Three reasonable alternative sites were identified and evaluated in addition to the No Action Alternative:  the Bysiewicz Industrial Subdivision (Liberty Park), Cucia Park, and Millennium Industrial Park (Ken Dooley Drive), all located in Middletown’s Westfield section. Cucia Park is the U.S. Army’s Preferred Alternative site.

 

The EA and draft FNSI are available for review at the Middletown Public Library on the World Wide Web at:  http://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/env_ea_review.htm .  

 

Copies of the EA can also be viewed at the following local library:

Russell Library

123 Broad Street

Middletown, CT 06457

 

Comments on the EA and Draft FNSI should be submitted during the 30-day public comment period via mail, fax, or electronic mail to the following:

 

Craig Kelley

BRAC Environment Coordinator

99th Regional Support Command (East)

11 Saratoga Boulevard

Devens, MA 01432

(978) 796-2606

 

The new campus is programmed to receive an Armed Forces Reserve Center, vehicle maintenance shop and a unit storage facility. Citizen Soldiers will use this campus for classroom training for distance learning and computer simulation, Human Resource and administration offices and vehicle maintenance.

 

 

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Army to release NEPA draft Environmental Assessment on proposed sites for Middletown AFRC: Cucia Park listed as the preferred site.

LOUISVILLE, KY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to release the National Environmental Policy Act Draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Middletown Armed Forces Reserve Center for a 30-day comment period by the end of April.

When released, the draft EA will be available at the Middletown Public Library or online for download from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site at https://lrlcoepao.wordpress.com or via a link from the Corps Middletown Armed Forces website at http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/poi/default.asp?mycategory=309.

After release, the Army invites anyone interested in the draft EA to review the document and to send any comments on the document to the contact information in the report.

The draft EA includes the environmental studies and findings on the following sites:

  • Bysiewicz Industrial Park
  • o Description: This site is on Middle Street and privately owned. This industrial site contains approximately 35 acres. The site has city water, sewer and storm water utilities. Gas and electrical not at the site currently but are expected.

  • Cucia Park
  • o Description: Smith Road at Industrial Road. The site is City owned. This site, submitted by the City of Middletown, is owned by the city. The site contains approximately 40 acres and is zoned industrial.

  • Ken Dooley/Boardman Lane
  • o Description: Site submitted by developers and landowner. The site contains 37 acres in the Millennium Industrial Park on Ken Dooley Road and approximately 88 acres on the Boardman Lane site. Both sites are industrially zoned.

 
The Site Selection Report lists the Cucia Park sited as the preferred sited, however final site selection will not be made until the completion of the NEPA process.

The new campus is programmed to receive an Armed Forces Reserve Center, vehicle maintenance shop and a unit storage facility. Citizen Soldiers will use this campus for classroom training for distance learning and computer simulation, Human Resource and administration offices and vehicle maintenance.

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