Storm Water Mitigation Project – Long Island Campus

About the Project

During the summer of 2019, a new storm water mitigation system will be installed under the parking lot in front of the Riland building on the Long Island campus. This new system will allow us to contain up to 400,000 gallons of runoff storm water and eliminate pond overflow that, in years past, has caused water damage within the Serota building and surrounding areas.

The investment in this mitigation system is one example of New York Institute of Technology's ongoing commitment to enhancing our campus facilities—in this case, through the development of efficient and resilient infrastructure systems.

Storm Water Construction Site

Storm Water Mitigation Construction Site

Impact on Campus Operations

Necessary arrangements, including alternate parking and shuttles for NYIT community members impacted by the excavation and construction, are being made. Jerry Balentine, D.O., dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice president for health sciences and medical affairs, has assembled a team from the School of Health Professions, the Academic Health Care Center, and NYITCOM to ensure that this project has minimal impact on campus operations, including student- and patient-related activities.

Tentative Timeline

Beginning July 1, nearly all of the parking in front of the Riland building will be inaccessible as staging begins for the project prior to excavation, which is scheduled to begin July 2. Alternate parking is available in the adjacent lot and shuttle services for community members and patients will be arranged.

The construction is expected to be substantially completed by August 30.

Updates and additional details will be posted here as arrangements are finalized.

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