USMMA releases 2022 Capital Improvement Plan
The Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Kings Point campus in Nassau County, N.Y. has a 59-page report that shows why $340 million is needed in federal funding to repair aging buildings and infrastructure. The 2022 Capital Improvement Plan’s short and long-term projects include construction of new academic buildings, a refurbished stormwater management system and projects to protect the waterfront basin and remove a pair of piers.
The highest dollar project is the $100 million replacement of the 1942 Fulton/Gibbs Complex which needs classrooms, laboratories and an academic research center. USMMA also is spending $21 million to replace the building’s heating and air conditioning system, piping and duct work. Another project, with a cost of $72.5 million, will demolish and replace Crowninshield and Cressy piers.
Other potential USMMA projects:
- $42 million to rehabilitate the Samuels Hall academic building, which will be converted into a dedicated simulation center.
- $20 million to replace the Sea Wall protecting the Academy’s waterfront.
- $10.5 million for the renovation of Fitch Hall.
- $8.8 million to improve the baseball and soccer facilities on Lower Roosevelt Field.
- $5.8 million to replace the existing guard booths outside the school, install new gates, security measures and pedestrian access controls.
- $3.2 million for a new midshipmen activities center and the demolition of existing buildings.
- $2 million for campus-wide fiber optic network upgrades.
- $1.9 million for an improved wave fence breakwater along the face of Mallory Pier.