Clinton Area Development Plan Environmental Impact Statement
The New York District is supporting the United States Army Garrison West Point by preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Clinton Area District Development Plan (CADDP). 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. The EIS will assess the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts associated with proposed facilities and redevelopment of existing facilities.
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 a virtual scoping meetings and/or submitting written comments. Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic a virtual public scoping meeting is being schedule and will be conducted using online meeting/collaboration tools, teleconference, social media, or email, as appropriate.
The scoping process will help identify possible potential environmental impacts and key issues of concern to be analyzed in the EIS. Written comments identifying potential impacts to be analyzed in the EIS are welcomed and will be accepted within 45 days of publication of the NOI in the Federal Register. Notification of the times and locations for the scoping meeting will be published locally and posted here in advance of the meeting.