BX residents opposed to planned emergency call center

Plans for a new state-of-the-art 911 call center in the Bronx could hit a snag over community members' concern about the proposed size of the building. Residents say the planned 37-story building at

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2008, 11:41 AM

Updated 5,735 days ago

Share:

BX residents opposed to planned emergency call center
Plans for a new state-of-the-art 911 call center in the Bronx could hit a snag over community members' concern about the proposed size of the building.
Residents say the planned 37-story building at 1200 Waters Place - which would be the second largest building in the borough - would dwarf residential homes in the area. They also say that traffic on Pelham Parkway would become unbearable after an estimated 800 employees move into the building.
Officials from the FDNY and NYPD have been pushing for the call center, which would share the responsibility of taking every 911 call in the city with a sister call center in Brooklyn.
At a meeting Thursday night, some residents voiced concern that officials with the emergency-services agencies did not seek their input on the planned call center.
An inspector with the New York City Police Department says the design can no longer be altered, and that if all goes as planned, construction on the building will begin in about two years.
Community leaders plan to take the grievances aired by residents at the meeting to Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr., who is then expected to meet with the emergency-services agencies to work on the complaints.


More from News 12
2:11
Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

Fallen heroes honored during Memorial Day ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland counties

2:19
STORM WATCH: Partly cloudy skies and possible stray storm Sunday in the Hudson Valley; heavy rain likely for Memorial Day

STORM WATCH: Partly cloudy skies and possible stray storm Sunday in the Hudson Valley; heavy rain likely for Memorial Day

1:41
Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson

Not forgotten: Revelers enjoy Memorial Day parade in Hastings-On-Hudson

0:27
Pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements to be considered in upcoming Greenburgh capital budget

Pedestrian and vehicle safety improvements to be considered in upcoming Greenburgh capital budget

0:39
State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

State police: NYPD officer from Putnam Valley killed in Campbell Hall crash

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

Guide: 2024 Memorial Day Parades in the Hudson Valley

1:37
President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

President Biden delivers West Point commencement address

1:43
Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series returns to New Rochelle

1:54
African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

African American history celebrated at Pinkster Festival in Sleepy Hollow

2:08
Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

Blood test that detects colon cancer close to receiving FDA approval

0:47
Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

Bake Back America volunteer from Scarsdale has art displayed at Adelphi University

1:39
Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

Monsey family business targeted again over Israeli flag

1:39
Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

Caribbean foods and culture highlighted at International Food Festival in Mount Vernon

0:34
Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

Orangetown police: Man sought for approaching boy at Pearl River home

0:33
Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

Hudson Link's free weekend shuttle bus service for Cuomo Bridge bike path resumes this weekend

0:28
Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

Newburgh man sentenced to eight years behind bars for shooting

0:27
FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

FBI: 6 Chilean nationals charged in connection to tri-state area burglaries

1:28
Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

Heavy holiday weekend travel begins in New York

2:22
Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

Memorial Day ceremony in Katonah honors fallen service members

1:21
Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend

Crews prep Westchester County beaches ahead of opening weekend