Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Established in 1887, Kings Park Psychiatric Center became part of a statewide network of mental hospitals by 1900, and had the distinction by 1966 of being the largest mental health facility in the United States. Housed on a sprawling campus consisting of 370 acres in Nassau County, Long Island, there are over 70 historic buildings associated with the former psychiatric center, the majority of which are now owned by the Town of Kings Park and are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Working on behalf of the town, developers Cherokee Northeast and the Arker Companies commissioned a series of due diligence studies in order to explore all options for redevelopment. As part of this process, Gregory served as both project manager and principal investigator on a Phase IA Cultural Resource Reconnaissance that ultimately enabled the developers to understand the potential constraints confronting its redevelopment, as well as the federal tax benefits which could accrue from the rehabilitation of its historic buildings.

* Completed while at
Cultural Resource Consulting Group

 

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