Budget woes have forced the city to slow its timetable on a plan to replace the aging 110th Precinct building.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told City Council members last week that several important capital projects have been delayed. Specifically, $4 million in site acquisition funds and $6.4 million in design funds for construction of a new 110th Precinct house were postponed to fiscal year 2013 and fiscal year 2014, he said.
Kelly has previously said the department was looking at moving the precinct into the park. Some elected and community leaders had been lobbying for an additional precinct in the 1,255-acre park.
While a site for the stationhouse had not been determined, city officials were reportedly eyeing a portion of the New York Hall of Science's parking lot on 111th St., on the edge of the park.
Funds cuts park precinct's plans
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