November 18, 2013
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David J. Burney cut the ribbon today on the recently completed 121st Precinct station house in the Graniteville section of Staten Island. The precinct is Staten Island’s fourth police station and the first built in the borough in more than 50 years. It is also the most environmentally friendly police facility in the city and serves the Willowbrook, Westerleigh, Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor, Elm Park, Port Ivory, Chelsea and Bloomfield communities.
“Over the past 12 years, we have made historic progress in fighting crime on Staten Island and across the entire city,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The new 121st Precinct is designed to meet the needs of the growing borough of Staten Island and is a major investment in continuing to reduce crime.”
The 121st precinct will also increase police visibility on the West and North Shores and improve police response times. More than 200 uniformed and civilian personnel began working in the 121st station house this July, and the building is now fully operational. The two-story station complies with New York City’s sustainable design initiative to conserve energy efficient and reduce water use.
“The new precinct is not only improving public safety, it is bringing world-class architecture to Staten Island,” said DDC Commissioner David J. Burney, FAIA. “This police precinct will use 25 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than comparable facilities, and is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification. May it serve the community well for decades to come.”