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Long Island College Hospital deal paves way for new bids

Agreement gives unions, community groups bigger say in sale

Six community groups, two labor unions and state officials have agreed on a settlement that will kick off a new request-for-proposals process for developers looking to revamp the Long Island College Hospital site in Cobble Hill.

The deal was a result of days of deliberation after the community groups filed a contempt hearing against the owner, the State University of New York. SUNY is expected to give up ownership to a new entity by May. State officials would meet with the unions and community groups before selecting a proposal, DNAinfo reported.

Earlier this month, SUNY was in the final stages of a sales process that turned out bidders including Fortis Property Group, Don Peebles, Brooklyn Hospital and NYU. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer