From the NY Times:
The new complex, estimated to cost $750 million for the first phase, will sit on a city-owned, 30-acre lot in College Point, near Ulmer Street and 28th Avenue. Classrooms, offices and a gym, constructed to simulate the kinds of conditions officers face on the street, will be built first. Later, when the economy improves, a firing range, driver training area and a “tactical training village” will be built as police facilities scattered around the city will be consolidated at the Queens location.
Officials said the building would have a 3,000-car parking garage. The mayor, in a statement, said the location in northeast Queens “is also well-served by existing mass transportation options.”
But the nearest subway stop, the Main Street, Flushing, terminus of the No. 7 line, is more than a mile from the new academy, and is itself a block from a Long Island Rail Road stop. Both train stops are adjacent to city bus routes that serve the academy site.
In response to questions about the location, Edward Skyler, the deputy mayor for operations, said the city was sensitive to that point and noted that the Fire Department’s academy, on Randalls Island, is not served by the subway.