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
- Cucia Park
- Ken Dooley/Boardman Lane
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.
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.
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.