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Fortis revises hospital plan, adds more affordable housing

Proposal for Long Island College Hospital site also includes primary care center

February 04, 2014 02:05PM

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339 Hicks Street and Fortis’ Joel Kestenbaum

Developer Joel Kestenbaum’s Fortis Property Group has altered its plan for the Long Island College Hospital site in Cobble Hill, proposing extra affordable housing.

Under the new plan, fully 25 percent of the condominium and rental units in the residential component would be affordable housing. In addition, the hospital component at 339 Hicks Street would offer enhanced primary care, as well as standalone facilities such as a cancer center and emergency facility.

Meanwhile, Brisa Builders is seeking approval for its own revised proposal for LICH from the hospital’s operator, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Crain’s reported.

Brooklyn Hospital is also bidding for the property. The hospital’s proposal includes building 1,000 mixed-income apartments — 350 of which would be affordable housing – as well as two urgent care centers and two clinics, as previously reported.

SUNY officials tabled a vote on Fortis’ initial proposal to convert the hospital to condominiums[Crain's]Mark Maurer

  • nycguy

    Peebles vs Fortis vs Brisa and Chetrit vs Related.. Nice battle!

  • Mark sidique

    Fortis is a scam. No one can belive a single word that Joel Kestenbaum or Louis Kestenbaum promises . A word from kestenbaum is a hollow bark and means nothing for the public. The only benefit will be to the greedy pocket of Joel Kestenbaum and his cohorts in crime

  • J Tucker

    Any commitment or agreement that Louis or Joel Kestenbaum , Fortis, Ect, Ect. Is as good as swiss cheese, he will hire the best lawyers to poke holes in any agreements or promises to undue it, just look at the long list of lawsuits from brokers and ex partners , truck loads of lawsuits past and present. It will only be a diarrhea for the community if the kestenbaums get involved in anything,

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