According to Regional Parks Director Ron Foley, the company designated to complete the demo, will be ready to start in July.
“Part of the thinking was that this was when school will be out and also, this works for the contractor’s own schedule,” said Foley.
The work, which was originally scheduled to begin mid-May, will be done by National Salvage and Service Corp., which was awarded a $6.4 million contract for the demolition of 15 abandoned buildings on the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital property.
According to Foley, the project is expected to meet its original completion date of Nov. 2013.
The demolitions have already taken place and are now over as of the summer 2013. They began on schedule on July 10, 2012 and lasted almost a year exactly. Many buildings and structures were removed, such as Buildings 3, 6, 23, 35, 36, 46, 48, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 82, 122, 123, the sand pyramid/salt shed, the barge, the smokestack for 29, the remains of the railroad trestle, the power plant coal shed and fuel tanks, and some of the roads leading to those locations.