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Long Island College Hospital deal paves way for new bids

Agreement gives unions, community groups bigger say in sale
February 21, 2014 10:22AM

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