Louise Carroll explains that the city has no legal recourse against the Rabsky Group for failing to adhere to the non-binding agreement made by the previous owner of the Rheingold development regarding affordable housing.

 

“We had no legal right to require anything more than 20 percent affordable housing as stated by the zoning resolution. “We tried and we sought advice and that’s the limit of our [power].” – Louise Carroll

 

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Bushwick Shafted on Affordable Units at Rheingold Brewery Site: Councilman, DNAinfo

 

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