Luxury condo complex to be built on former hospital site
Residents are concerned after a controversial plan to develop condominiums at a former Cobble Hill hospital.
Fortis Property Group, the owner of the Long Island College Hospital site, announced Friday that it will move forward with a plan to develop profitable market-rate condos.
The company's president, Joel Kestenbaum, said in a statement that "based on the high demand for community facility space at this premier location, timing and other development factors, an as-of-right redevelopment is the most profitable. We will provide additional details in the near future as we finalize our plans."
Residents have repeatedly voiced their concerns about the proposed plans for the site. Community groups have said the proposal does not consider preserving the historical significance of the site or lay the groundwork for any hospital care plans.
The plans do not include affordable housing and will not require rezoning.