• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

NYPD Tow Pound and DCAS Facilities Site Development


The New York City Police Department Tow Pound Operations Building is a two-story, 11,000-square-foot public redemption center for vehicles impounded and towed by the NYPD.  HAKS provided civil engineering services for site development for the Tow Pound and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ facilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The building required site regrading, new utility connections, pedestrian access (ADA compliant) accommodations, and site entrance relocation for improved access and security. HAKS’ parking lot layout design with 600 stalls, drainage facilities, lighting and security fencing improved NYPD towed vehicle storage facilities and circulation.

Engineering design services included:

  • ADA-compliant site development and grading
  • Parking lot layout
  • New drainage systems
  • Utility relocations and new building connections
  • Parking lot and street lighting
  • Access roadway and pavement
  • Topographic and utility survey with digital mapping
  • Retaining wall for grade separations
  • Subsurface investigations 

HAKS worked with the project architect and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation to provide the most cost-effective design option for site development. The project received LEED Gold certification—one of the first LEED-certified police buildings in the U.S.—and received a design award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Building Brooklyn Awards Program.