Clinton Area Development Plan Environmental Impact Statement
The New York District is supporting the U. S. Army Garrison West Point (USAG West Point) by preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Clinton District Area Development Plan (ADP). The purpose of the EIS is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action.
USAG West Point is home to the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), U.S. Army’s preeminent leader development institution. The Clinton District comprises the main campus of the USMA and is one of seven separate districts within the USAG West Point Real Property Master Plan (Master Plan). The Clinton District ADP is a critical component of the Master Plan because it is home to USMA’s academic core, containing the majority of the academic, athletic, and waterfront area and includes prominent areas such as Trophy Point, West Point Cemetery, Eisenhower Hall, and The Plain. It is also located within the USMA National Historic Landmark District and encompasses significant historic buildings and structures, archeological sites, and historic landscapes.
Implementing the Clinton District ADP would allow improvements and effective long-term management of installation facilities and infrastructure so that USMA can continue to improve its offerings to meet ever-shifting educational standards, concurrent with its goal of training its Corps of Cadets as future leaders in the defense of the nation.
The decision to be made by the Army is regarding the implementation of the Clinton District ADP. The EIS will analyze the Preferred Alternative of implementing the Clinton District ADP, implementation of the Clinton District ADP without the revitalization of Trophy Point and the Humanities Center, and a No Action Alternative.
A Notice of Intent (NOI) has been issued and can be viewed here (hyperlink to this page: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/09/2020-22369/draft-environmental-impact-statement-for-clinton-district-area-development-us-army-garrison-west). Federal, state, and local agencies, organizations, and the public are invited to be involved in the scoping process for the preparation of this EIS by participating in virtual scoping meetings and/or submitting written comments. The scoping process will help identify possible potential environmental impacts and key issues of concern to be analyzed in the EIS. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States and the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for social distancing and avoiding large public gathering. USAG West Point held two virtual public scoping meetings for this action in lieu of in-person meetings. The meetings can be seen below:
USAG West Point invites you to participate in one of the two virtual scoping meetings and to send your comments regarding the scope and content of the EIS, along with the name and address of an appropriate contact person on or before November 23, 2020 to:
Mr. Christopher Pray
U.S. Army Garrison West Point, NEPA Coordinator
PO Box 102, West Point, NY 10996
Phone: (845) 938-7122 or
Public Scoping Meeting Materials
Printable Comment Card