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The RFI has “more holes than Swiss cheese,” said Jerry Armer, the 76 Precinct Community Council President and long-time community activist. “And the holes are designed for a developer to use this land as something else.”
The RFI says LICH's new operator could provide health care services either "on the [LICH] campus or in the community around" the hospital, leaving open the possibility that some or all of the valuable Brownstone Brooklyn real estate could be sold.
SUNY also demands that interested parties submit, by May 22, "a complex proposal providing details about clinical service areas, governance and ownership models, utilization projections, legal structures, regulatory timelines and approvals, and financial plans including capital needs and sources of funding. SUNY will answer questions from interested parties only until May 15."
Assemblyman Joan Millman told the Eagle “I don’t know how anyone could respond in such a short window of time, with no financial information,” she said. “You couldn’t do all that.”
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