NY1 reports on a lawsuit that a consortium of community groups has brought over the city’s selection of a firm to redevelop the remaining unused building and lot at the Greenpoint Hospital site on Skillman and Kingsland. The nonprofit Greenpoint Renaissance Enterprise Corporation submitted a proposal to the city to redevelop the site, but the city instead awarded the contract to TNS Development Group, a private firm whose proposal involved the creation of 240 units of affordable housing. “There is a strong evidence to show that they favored a private corporation over a successful, outstanding community-based organization,” said one community activist. The city’s selection of TNS Development Group has been controversial for awhile, and in October The Daily News reported that Borough President Marty Markowitz had no intention of forking over nearly $4 million that TNS was counting on from his office for the $69 million project. NY1 says a ruling in the case is expected by June.
Community Group Pushes For Rights To Develop Former Hospital Site [NY1] GMAP
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