2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 08:56:28 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: George D. Libby Army Reserve Center, New Haven (CT)
Shelter, City Strike Deal On Army Base

BY Thomas Macmillan & Melissa Bailey
New Haven Independent (CT)
April 12, 2011

The city’s police academy will relocate to West Rock without the outdoor firing range, and Columbus House will use another location to shelter the homeless, according to a deal struck between two parties vying to take over an abandoned Army Reserve base.

The deal settles a competition between the city and a coalition of homeless service providers over who will take over the George D. Libby Army Reserve Center at 200 Wintergreen Ave. The base was one of a number of armories scheduled for closing in 2005 by the federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC). The Army is expected to vacate the building later this year.

West Rock Alderman Darnell Goldson (pictured at the base) said he's supporting the deal, which includes an amendment that there be no outdoor firing range at the base.

The accord paves the way for the city to move its police academy out of its current site at Sherman Parkway and into the Army base. The police academy firing range, where the sound of gunshots has bothered Beaver Hills neighbors for years, could be moved to Wintergreen Avenue, too, but only if the city can raise grant money to build an indoor facility there.


For the entire article, see
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/ army_base_slated_for_police_academy/id_35558


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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