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Done deal? SUNY signs contract to sell Cobble Hill hospital

Opponents call on officials to halt Long Island College Hospital sale to Fortis Property Group
July 02, 2014 11:00AM

The State University of New York announced it signed a contract to sell Long Island College Hospital to developer Fortis Property Group. The parties reached an agreement in principle regarding the 20-building medical campus last month.

The $240 million deal is still subject to the approval of the state comptroller, the Attorney General and the New York State Supreme Court, the Brooklyn Eagle reported. Fortis plans to build co-ops on the site and partner with NYU Langone Medical Center to provide outpatient services and operate a 20-bed emergency facility. Upset that Fortis’s plan will not include a full-service hospital, a coalition of community groups and an organization called Concerned Physicians of LICH have called on the Department of Justice, the King’s County and New York State district attorneys and the state’s Inspector General to investigate SUNY’s actions.

The NAACP has also implored Governor Andrew Cuomo to block the sale. City Council member Brad Lander is also voicing concern that residences at the former campus could be “dramatically out of scale” with the surrounding Cobble Hill neighborhood.  Lander told the Brooklyn Eagle the site is zoned R6, which allows for tall tower residences. [Brooklyn Eagle]Tom DiChristopher

  • Julie

    BLAME NYSNA, A corrupt left wing labor union run by crazy calif radicals. Shame NYSNA. When Jill is off her knees with Deblasio and her new HHC nurses contract, they should that the LICH RN jobs for that 20% raise!!!!

  • Bob

    There has been socialist/communist influences in trying to keep LICH open as a hospital. Many of the people who are advocating for LICH at this point are looking for publicity and have little to do with LICH and the community.

  • Carroll Gardens Resident

    It is all over LICH has been sold. The only thing left is the crying which we are hearing lots of. Judge Baynes already ruled SUNY has the right to dispose of the first two potential buyers for not being able to live up to their own RFP. The coalition of community groups is split with some favoring Fortis and some still fighting. The request for investigation is the act of desperate people trying anything. The real problem lies in the NOT IN MY BACKYARD to build new condos and or co-ops. That is what really is going on now. For the REal Deal it is time to move onto real news and not report word for word what some LICH activist say.

  • RealEstateLover2000

    R6 as of right zoning doesn’t allow for tall residential towers