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Post-war economic policy and planning. Joint hearings before the special committees on post-war economic policy and planning, Congress of the United States, Seventy-eighth Congress, second session, pursuant to S. Res. 102 and H. Res. 408, resolutions creating special committees on post-war economic (unit 6) online

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DO NOT INCLUDE IN THIS KEPOKT ANY OF THE FOIXOWING PROJECTS

1. IMaintemmce projects involving normal maintenance oijerations of State and
local public facilities.

2. Slate and local governmental projects under construction at the present
time or contemplated for construction during the war period.

3. Public-housing projects under the sui^ervision of Federal, State, or local
housing agencies or authorities.

4. Federal-aid and State highway projects under the supervision of the Fed-
eral Public Roads Administration and the State highway departments.

5. Federal projects, that is, projects financed by the Federal Government such
as (a) river, harbor, and flood control under the United States Corps of En-
gineers, (b) reclamation, irrigation, and flood control under the Bureau of
Reclamation, (c) National Park Service, (d) Federal buildings under tlie Public
Buildings Administration, (e) soil, forest, and other conservation under the
Department of Agriculture, (f) Rural Electrification, (g) Veterans' Administra-
tion facilities, (7i) military facilities of the War Department, (i) naval facil-
ities of the Navy Department, (j) Tennessee Valley Authority facilities, (fc)
other Federal projects.

EXPLANATION OF THE FOUR STAGES OF PLAN PREPARATION

I. Projects in completed stage of plan preparation. — Those on which fin,al
plans and specifications, and contract documents have been completed ; the
necessary land or rights-of-way have been secured, and the financial arrange-
ments have been made to the point where bids could be advertised and contracts
lawarded within 60 days.

II. Projects in design stage of plan preparation. — Those for which complete
surveys, borings, poundings, etc., are being made; land acquisition maps are being
prepared; final plans, specifications, and contract documents are about com-
pleted or in process of preparation, and all necessary steps could be taken to place
the projects in the completed stage of plan preparation within 6 months.

III. Projects in preJhninary stage of plan preparation. — Those which have crys-
tallized to a point where an engineering report is being or has been prepared
covering the scope and need of the project and where general lay-outs, preliminary
land-acquisition studies, preliminary estimates or cost, preliminary plans, and
sir/iiiar data are now available.

IV. Projects in idea stage of plan preparation. — Those projects, the need of
which is known and whose construction is contemplated within the next 6 years
but upon which no basic engineering studies have been made, except very pre-
liminai-y sketches and estimates of cost.

Explanation of the nine types of projects. — Include only new construction, re-
construction, and improvements involving public works or facilities other than
Federal.

1. Highways, roads, and streets include culverts, drainage facilities, sidewalks,
curbs and gutters, guard rails, road and street lighting, traffic-control facilities,
roadside landscaping, and other similar work. Do not include Federal-aid or
State highway projects.

2. Bridges, viaducts, and grade separations include public bridges, viaducts,
and the various types of grade separation structures. Do not include Federal-aid
and State highway projects.

3. Airports, terminals, and landing strips include runways, taxi strips, aprons,
airport drainage facilities, lighting facilities, seaplane ramps, and landing plat-
fornis, airway markers and beacons, airport buildings, including hangars and
terminal buildings, and other airport and airwav facilities.

4. Sewer, watei", and sanitation facilities include water supply facilities such
as water treatment plants, water mains, wells, storage tanks, reservoirs and pump-
ing stations ; sewer systems such as sewage treatment plants, storm and sanitary
sewers, and trunk line sewers; incinerator plants; and other sanitation facilites.

5. Schools and other educational facilities include school facilities such as school
buildings, dormitories, auditoriums, and gymnasiums; school and public libraries;
school administrative buildings; and other educational facilities.

6. Hospitals and health facilities include public hospitals, clinics, health centers,
sanitoriums, public health buildings, and other health facilities.

7. Public buildings other than those included under items 5 and 6 include all
other public buildings such as city halls, courthouses, police and fire stations,



POSTWAR ECONOMIC POLICY AND PLANNING 2053

garages, storage buildings, armories, iustitutional biiildiugs, community buildings,
€tc.

8. Parks and other recreational facilities include parks, playgrounds, athletic
fields, stadiums, grandstands, fairgrounds, tennis courts, swimming pools, golf
courses, winter sport facilities, band sliells, outdoor theaters, gymnasiums, recrea-
tional buildings and other park and recreational facilities not included under
school and educational facilities.

9 Miscellaneous public facilities include publicly owned facilities not in any of
the above eight items such as public gas and electric plants and distribution facili-
ties ; public transportation facilities ; public docks, wharves, piers, retaining walls,
jetties, breakwaters, river bank, shore, improvements, steam bed improvements.
Irrigation systems, other than Federal projects ; and other miscellaneous types of
public projects.

NUMBER OF PROJECTS

Under the column headed "Number of projects" include the total number of
projects for each type of project and for each stage of plan preparation. It is
important to report the number of individual schools, hospitals, and other build-
ings ; the number of separate airports ; and on other types, the number of individual
projects as determined locally.

ESPLANATION OF ESTIMATED COST

The estimated cost should be placed into the two columns indicated. Under the
column headed "Total — excluding land" indicate the estimated construction cost
for each type of project and for each stage of plan preparation including the cost
of plan preparation, supervision, and necessary equipment, but excluding ihe cost
of iand. Under the column headed "Land" indicate the cost of the land that will
have to be purchased or acquired with public funds as a necessary part of the
project.

EXPLANATION OF THE STATUS OF FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

In reporting on the status of financial arrangements, information should be
placed as indicated under the three separate columns.

Under the column headed "Funds on hand or arranged for" include for each
type of project and for each stage of plan preparation the amount of funds already
on hand or for which binding arrangements have been concluded.

Under the column headed "Negotiations under way" include the funds for
negotiations have been or are being made but for which final arrangements have
not been concluded.

Under the column headed "Probable source (s) of funds not on hand or
arranged for" indicate very briefly probable source of funds needed to complete
the financial arrangements of the planned program, such as the sale of general
obligation, limited or special tax, revenue or assessment bonds or other type of
obligation which you may lawfully issue, and financial assistance from other
State or local governmental agencies or sources. Comments under this column
should be very brief and any explanations should be Included under "Remarks."

General information. — Furnish the following information concerning the pro-
posed postwar public works included in this report. Include additional informa-
tion or comments under "Remarks."

1. Expected funds for maintenance and operations :

Source (s) : Annual expense budget. Amount per year approximately
$20.000,OC.O.

2. Total funds now set aside to construct the proposed projects : Determined by
the unencumbered borrowing capacity.

3. Total additional funds expected to be set aside per year to construct the pro-
lX)sed projects : The borrowing capacity is increased each year to the extent
of the redemption of approximately $.50,000,000 of outstanding debt.

4. Do you have the authority awl the funds to complete the plan preparation of
all types of projects listed in stages II, III, and IV?: Yes.

REMARKS

This report covers straight city projects included in the public works program.
See supplementary report for additional projects now being planned by other



2054 POSTWAR ECONOMIC POLICY AND PLANNING

public and quasi-public agencies which are considered a part of the complete

^^nX;^?'"^"? ni type 3, airports: $50,000,000 of this total estimated cost of
$50,400,000, IS for the postwar construction of runways, aprons, administration
Oflicial reporting : Mayor, July 26, 1944, city hall, New York, N. Y.



Exhibit No. 2. Postwar Projects in Work
(Submitted by James J. Lyons, president. Borough of the Bronx)
PX-54. Bo.'^ton Road improvement, Vv^hitlock Avenue to city line
^"^.T^^: Widening of Whitlock Avenue fi-om Bruckner (Eastern) Boulevard to
\\estches er Avenue, together with grade separations at Bruckner (Eastern)
Boulevard and at Westchester Avenue. v-i^aotciu;

PX-3a. Exterior Street, grade separation at Macombs Dam Bridge and at Jerome

^'^~";^''^ti''''\^^'^^'^^'/'''*^"'^' ^'"^"^ ^^^* ^'^^ Hundred and Fortieth Street to
East One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Street.

PX-59. Combined relief sewers, relieving overflow chambers at Mace Avenue
Bartow Avenue, and Pelham Parkway North. vcuue,

PX-60. Combined relief sewers, to complete systems designed for Blondell Ave-
nue, Eastchaster Road, Seymour Avenue.

P— 92. New asphalt plant, West Bronx.

^$~ro- ^^'^■<i^'''^™ I*o»tI widening from Webster Avenue to Exterior Street

PX - 53. Bruckner (Eastern) Bcnilevard from Cypress Avenue to Hutchinson
River Parkway. Completion of widening and grade separation

PX-55. Preparation of drainage plans.

^^^ - ^("''l^'-^^ion Jaixl, garage, and storage building, Webster Avenue and
East One Hundred and Eighty-first Street, improvement to structure'^

^ RoTd "^"^*^^^"^' ^^' ^^^^ Tremont Avenue from Park Avenue West to Boston

PX-67. Widening of East Fordham Road and Southern Boulevard to Bronx River

Parkway extension.
PX-68. Ramp to Third Avenue Bridge.
PX-69. Improvement of Fordham Road between Third Avenue and Webster

Avenue and across right-of-way of New York Central Railroad
PX-70. Combined relief sewers to relieve existing sewers in Granada Place and

m Laconia Avenue.
PX-71 Combined relief sewers to relieve existing sewers in East One Hundred

and Seventy-fifth Street and in Morris Avenue.

^"^"'^"■c,^"™?'"^;^^/^^'^^ ^^^^'"^ ^^ ^'^^'^^^^ existing sewers in West One Hundred
and Seventy-eighth Street and West Burnside Avenue auuurea

^^7'^^-^'''''^"^^ ''f^^ «^^^>s ^o relieve existing sewers in Webster Avenue, East

Two Hundred and Fourth Street, Decatur Avenue etc
PX-74. Storm-drainage system for City Island.
PX-75. Storm overflow and combined relief sewers from existing overflow cham

bers at Givan and Palmer Avenue.
PX-2. Asphalt plant located at Edgewater Road and Garrison Avenue
PX-4. Elevated columns at various locations, relocation or removal
^^~nn 5:'"''^*?^ separation at East Tremont Avenue and Southern Boulevard
PX-J9. Grade separation at Fordham Road and Webster Avenue.
PX-30. Grade separation at East Tremont Avenue and Webster Avenue
PX-37. Outfall sewers at various locations.
PX-38. Fordham Road, improvement from Webster Avenue to Southern Boule-

v&rcl.

PX-39. Exterior Street, viaduct across Macombs Dam Bridge, Sedgwick Avenue

improvement, Putnam Express Highway. . ■ ' s *«-ii avenue

PX-41, 42. Eastern Boulevard, extension from Hutchinson River Parkway to city

PX-43. Storm water sewer, Boston Road from Eden Terrace at Boiler Avenue to "
Hutchinson River.

PX-44. Storm water sewer, Rawlins Avenue from Eastern Boulevard to East-
chester Bay.



POSTWAR ECONOMIC POLICY AND PLANNING 2055

PX-45. Storm water sewer, East Two Hundred and Twenty-second Street from

Palmer Avenue to Hutchinson River.
PX-46. Storm water sewer, East Two Hundred and Thirty-third Street from

Merrit Avenue to Hutchinson River.
PX-47. Combined relief sewer, Jerome Avenue from East One Hundred and

Seventy-second Street to Harlem River.
PX-4S. Combined relief sewer, Webster and Brook Avenue from Fordham Road

to Bronx Kills.
PX-49. Combined relief sewer, Morris and Parlv Avenues from East One Hun-
dred and Seventieth Street to East One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Street.
PX-51. Cross County Highway from University Avenue to Eastern Boulevard

along Mount Eden Avenue, Crotona Park and East One Hundred and Seventy-
fourth and East One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Streets.
PX-2.3. Morris Park Avenue Viaduct from Eastchester Road to Ponton Avenue.
PX-31. Grade separation at Grand Concourse and East One Hundred and Sixty-

tifth Street.
PX-65. Grade separation at Grand Concourse and Van Courtlandt Avenue East,

together with a pedestrian overpass across Parkway Drive.
PX-57. Sanitary cut-off sewers from East Two Hundred and Thirty-third Street

at Kickney Avenue to proposed pumping station at Adee and DeReimer Avenues.
PX-58. Sanitary cut-off sewers from East Two Hundred and Twenty-second

Street at Palmer to Adee Avenue and Bruner Aveiuie.
PX-61. Combined sewer, Stadium Avenue, Shore Drive, Clarence Avenue, Schley

Avenue, replacing existing sanitary canette sewer.
PX-22. Exterior Street, viaduct from East One Hundred and Fortieth Street to

East One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Street.
PX-21. Pedestrian bridge to Randalls Island.

DEPARTMEnSfT OF COKRECTION

C-13. Rikers Lsland Penitentiary, new staff hospital for physicians.

C-21. R'kers Island Penitentiary, classification building.

C-22. Psychiatric building.

C-35. Psychiatric building, barracks for workhouse prisoners.

C-14. Harts Island Prison, cell building and infirmary.

042. Harts Island Prison, kitchen and utility building.

DEPAKTMENT OF EDUCATION

E-33. West Bronx Vocational High School.

E-39. Public School 22.

E-58. Morris Park Vocational High School, Mansion and Noble Avenues.

B-61. Bronx Boys Vocational High School, addition. East One Hundred and

Firty-first Street and Courtlandt Avenue.
E-75. Public School 121, vicinity of East Two Hundred and Thirty-third Street.
E-100. Public School 9, vicinity of East One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Street

and Brook Avenue.
E-101. Public School 2, at Third Avenue and One Hundred and Sixty-ninth

Street.
E-110. Public School 18, Courtlandt Avenue and One Hundred and Forty-eighth

Street.
E-117. Public School 125 (junior high school), vicinity of Parkchester.
E-124. Public School 106, addition, 2120 St. Raymond Avenue.
E-141. Public School 102, addition. Archer Street, Taylor and Theriot Avenues.
E-208. Public School 12, addition, vicinity of Overing Street and Benson Avenue.
E-2r6. I'ublic School 81, West Two Hundred and Fifry-sixth Street and Riverdale

Avenue.
E-299. Public School 105, addition, at Brady and Cruger Avenues.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

F-30. Fire house, Engine Company No. 50 and Hook and Ladder No. 19, 491 East

One Hundred and Sixty-sixth Street.
F-^3. Fire house. Engine Company No. 48, Webster Avenue between One Hundred

and Eighty-ninth Street and Foi-dham Road.



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DEPAETMENT OF HEALTH

HL-6. Morrisania Health Center, McKinley Square
SJ^o^ Westchester Health Center, Westchester Square

DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALS

2S~ln- ?^0"'\««'1V^ Hospital : Addition to out-patient building.

''V^.Itl^S'a.SS^' '''" ^"^-^'^"^"^ ^^™^^^'-^ ^"^ ^^^^ - "- °f - ting

^?asfc .^rW^e^ "•^'^^^'^^^ ^ Additions, alterations, out-patient facilities, and

Sn^iL^T^^^ General Hospital: East Bronx, site to be selected,
u^ 1?^' ^\^^^^^^ Hospital : New garage and storehouse.

and'^docksy'"''''^^ Hospital (North Brother Island) : New sea wall, ferry plaza,
HO-179. Morrisania Hospital : Alterations and additions.

DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES

L-8. University Heights branch.

L-9. West Farms branch.

L-11. Mosholu Parkway Branch Library : Reconstruction

L-72. Fordham childrens branch.

L-73. Fordham regional branch : Addition.

DEPARTMENT OF MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONS

^I^'oL'Sd b^ilers''''"""'^^ ^""'^^^^ Propagating shed, potting shed, service

^l'^tZ\f:rLZ''.:^^^^^^ ■ ^''''' ^°- ' ^"^^ ^^ - ^ '' '' -^ 8 ; recon-

Pvi?' ^,*^^^Yoi1.- Botanical Garden: Replace copper domes and skylights.
?vim AW V , ^*?''-'^ P?.'*^? '■ ^^^"^''^■t ^t'^tions, shelter, and lunch rooms.

l^cmtie'lTf mu'emn.''"""^ '^"■'"" ^— ^ructing electrical and mechanical
PV - 202. New York Botanical Garden: Museum building, fire hydrants, stand
Tj^F^Sn-' ^T^ — ^'■^' library on mezzanine floor, elevator-shaft enclosure
PV-200. New York Botanical Garden: Improvement of ground, reconstruct lilv

tanks, new gate houses, turnstiles at two entrances letonsnuct iiiy

pv"Sr S"^"^ ?°'J' ^otanical Garden : Reconstructing propagating- houses.
ll~Ut- k7 v'^1 Zoological Society : New buildings and general improvements.

TrI nn ^^, ^T"" ^^tamcal Garden: Reconstruction of roof of nmnure shed

storage strSm^ '''^' '"'■''''^ ^"'^^"'^' '''^^ ^'"^' Pl'^^t' ^""^ erect "new

Dn'PARTMENT OF PARKS

P-16. Orchard Beach : Extend boardwalk and beach, new .ietties

?iq n!-^J!n ^%^'' ^'''\'^!'7; ^^^'^^'^ ^^"^^' ^^"^^ ^1°"- ^'^^ Yoi-k Central Railroad.
I £,■ Orchard Beach: Bathhouse, mechanical and drainage alterations
P-60. Sound View park development.

P-79. Mosholu Parkway: Reconstruction from Bronx River Parkway to Grand
Concourse. j <- ^ emu

P-80. Pelham Parkway : Reconstruction from Bronx River Parkway to Eastern
Boulevard. "^

P-88 Van Courtlandt Park: Three comfort stations, field house, concession
building near Broadway at city line.

P-89. Van Courtlandt Park: Playground near boathouse.

P-91. Pelham Bay Park : General development and three comfort stations and
concession buildings.

P-92. Hutchinson River Parkway : Gas station.

J~-?.^^ K^J''^ F*^'"* ^'^^'^^- Bathing beach, bathhouse, and general development
P-115. Riverdale Park.

P-118. Vincent Ciccarone Playground: Addition.

^~}n^- PJ''i>'-i'f'"»<l at Park Avenue and East One Hundred and Fifty-first Street
P-120. Playground at Stebbins Avenue, north of East One Hundred and Sixty-
seventh Street. '



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P-121. Playground at Dawson Street, Leggett Avenue to St. John Avenue.

P-122. Playground at Rogers Place and Dawson Street.

P-123. Playground at East One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Street, Courtlandt

Avenue and Melrose Avenue.
P-124. Playground at Zerega Avenue, Gleason Avenue to Powell Avenue.
P-131. Crotona Park, Old Borough Hall section ; Development of area.
P-136. Pelham Bay Park, Orchard Beach : Surveys and tests of existing storm

and sanitary sewer systems.
P-139. Mosholu Parkway extension.

POLICE DEP^BTMENT

PO-11. Forty-eighth precinct station house: Addition (Bathgate Avenue near

Tremont Avenue).
PO-14. Forty-third precinct station house: Site undetermined.
PO-33. Forty-third and Forty-seventh precinct station houses : Site undetermined.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

PAV-2. Eastern Boulevard Bridge over Bronx River : New unit and reconstruction.
PW-3. Unionport Bridge over Westchester Creek : New bridge.
PW-56. Hunts Point sewage-treatment plant.
PW-102. East Bronx intercepting sewer.

DEPAKTMENT OF SANITATION

S-46. Addition to garage for district 24 and section station.
S^7. Addition to garage for district 23 to house district 25.

PKO.TECTS UNDER STUDY

Improvement of Park Avenue (including covering New York Central railroad

tracks) within the Bronx as a landscaped boulevard.
Timnel connections with Manhattan Island.
Additional bridge across the upper Harlem River.
Additional cross-county major highway.
Bronx civic center.
Bronx airport.

Helicopter landing fields (various sites).
Improvement of Harlem and Bronx River shore fronts.
Improvement of Westchester Creek and Eastchester Creek.
Development of various local community centers.
Development of various shopping and theatrical districts.
Development of industrial area.s.

Pi'ovision of overhead and underground parking facilities.
Development of East and West Bronx water front for terminal facilities.
Rezoning the borovigh with a view to establishing definite areas for industrial,

commercial, business, and residential purposes.
New housing facilities.



Exhibit No. 3

August 10, 1944.
Hon. Walter A. Lynch,

CkainiKni, Suhcommittee on Public Works of the House Special Com-
mittee on Postwar Economic Policy and Planning, House of Repre-
sentatives, Washifigton, D. C.

My Dear Congressman : This is in response to your cordial communication
inviting me to "present my views on postwar public works construction, with
particular reference to borough projects, the financing of them, and the part the
Federal Government should take, if any, in aiding the municipalities in the plan-
ning of construction projects."

The office of the borough president of Queens has been engaged, for the past
2 years, in the preparation of plans and specifications for projects to be con-
structed in the postwar period, the estimated cost of which is $73,677,01.5 ex-
clusive of land. The total number of projects involved is 182. Of this number,
the plans for 91 projects, amounting to $43,987,530 exclusive of land, are in various
stages of completion, except for financing. Plans for the remaining 91 projects,
99579— 45— pt. 6 23



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up as follow



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650



Streets and liiglnvays j-og q, . ^

Bridges, viaducts, and grade separations IZ__"_I i >' 20"^' (■

Sewers and sanitary facilities ^i' rpq' »r-

Miscellaneous public facilities - -"^^i^^^llll^lll^l^yi 760! 000

Total -3_ Qrjj^ Qjg

Not included in the total given above is the sum of about $6,000 000 for certain
btate-aided projects.



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