The Real Deal Miami

Cornerstone hit with Fair Housing suit

June 02, 2011 01:37PM

Hollywood-based developer Cornerstone Group was hit with a housing discrimination lawsuit by the National Fair Housing Alliance and the West Palm Beach Coalition for Independent Living Options this morning. The suit alleges that 28 Cornerstone properties across the state, including Hollywood Station and Preserve at Boynton Beach, were in violation of the Fair Housing Act due to infractions including doorways and hallways inaccessible to wheelchairs, despite Cornerstone having received millions of dollars worth of state and federal construction financing and subsidies. Cornerstone has developed upwards of 16,000 apartments condos in Florida since its founding in 1993. Lenny Wolfe, principal of Cornerstone, said he hadn’t seen the lawsuit but that all building plans are reviewed by government officials and licensed architects. [Sun Sentinel]