Private Property Impacts and Information
MTA's development of the Second Avenue Subway, a project that will benefit the public as a whole, will require the purchase of specific private property within the project area. The property requirements of the project are listed in Chapter 8 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. However, some changes in property requirements have been made since the publication of the FEIS. For the most up-to-date information on property requirements, please contact the SAS Project team by email, or by calling the SAS Hotline at 646-252-2670.
Public Hearings under Article 2 of the New York State Eminent Domain Procedure Law were held on June 14, 2006, April 30, 2007, and September 20, 2007.
The purchase of private property is primarily governed by the federal "Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970," (Uniform Act) because a federal grant will pay for the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. The Uniform Act provides important protections and assistance for people affected by Federally funded projects. This law was enacted by Congress to ensure that people whose real property is acquired, or who move as a result of projects receiving Federal funds, will be treated fairly and equitably and will receive assistance in moving from the property they occupy.
More information on the Uniform Act and the process for the purchase of private property can be found by clicking on the links below:
- Acquiring Real Property for Federal and Federal-Aid Programs and Projects (Tambien en Espanol):
- Your Rights and Benefits as a Displaced Person (Tambien en Espanol):
- Uniform Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
The main US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Planning, Environment, & Realty page is: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/realestate/index.htm
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