Closing Bell: Public Presentation of LICH Proposals Tonight

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Nine bidders will present their plans for the future of Long Island College Hospital tonight at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Four propose running LICH as a full-service hospital. The Chetrit Group proposes to build a 149,000-square-foot “vanilla box” healthcare space whose operator the public will find, mixed with 70/30 housing and a proposed rezoning. Meanwhile, four others want to incorporate freestanding emergency rooms with other medical services in mixed-use developments that include residential plans, offices or schools, according to a detailed overview in the Brooklyn Eagle.

The teams who responded to SUNY’s RFP to develop the hospital are Brooklyn Health Partners, Chinese Community Accountable Care Organization, Prime Healthcare Foundation, Trindade Value Partners, the Chetrit Group, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Fortis Property Group, LANA Acquisitions and Peebles Corporation. The full proposals can be viewed on SUNY’s website. Panels made up of state officials and community representatives have until tomorrow to evaluate the proposals, according to the settlement reached last month in a lawsuit between SUNY, community groups and unions.

Tonight’s meeting will take place from 6 to 8 pm at the St. Francis College Founder’s Hall Auditorium, at 180 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.

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One Comment

  • A school! Now that is a good idea; we need more schools than we need hospital beds. I would be happy with an emergency room, and community clinic, and a school. We don’t really need a full hospital there. The older buildings can be residential.