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SANDY HOOK, NJ - The National Park Service (NPS) has made available for public and regulatory review the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Sandy Hook Unit Maintenance Facilities Project, Relocate Hurricane Sandy Damaged Maintenance Facilities to More Sustainable Locations. This project would make the Sandy Hook Unit maintenance and storage facilities resilient to coastal storm surges and flooding through relocation to more sustainable locations.

The EA evaluates the potential impacts of the proposed action, which is also the NPS preferred alternative, and the no-action alternative. The NPS preferred alternative includes the construction of a consolidated maintenance facility within the Fort Hancock Historic Post Area. The consolidation would include adaptively reusing Building 49 and Building 65; constructing a new vehicle/equipment maintenance and repair shop; improvements to site access, parking, and circulation; as well as adequate vehicle/equipment and materials storage and perimeter security.

The ongoing participation of the public is very important to the success of this project. We invite you to attend an Open House to learn more about the project, the EA, ask questions, and share your comments.

Open House: Thursday, May 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sandy Hook Chapel
26 Hudson Road
Highlands, New Jersey 07732

The EA will be available for public review and comment from May 16 to June 16, 2016. Please go to http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkId=237&projectID=49465 to view the EA and comment electronically. You are also welcome to mail comments directly to:

Office of the Superintendent
Gateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth
Attn: Sandy Hook Maintenance Facilities Relocation Project
210 New York Avenue, Staten Island New York 10305

Please postmark your comments by June 16, 2016 for consideration.

For more information on Gateway National Recreation Area and this project, please go to: http://www.nps.gov.gate.