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Bushwick Brewery Redevelopment May Lose Affordable Units

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The old Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick is being redeveloped into a 10-building, 977-apartment complex, and when the plans were approved in 2013, local officials negotiated that 30 percent of the new units be affordable housing. But last year Read Property Group sold part of the site to Simon Dushinsky of Rabsky Group, and Dushinsky has been silent on whether or not he's going to include affordable units, according to DNAinfo. It was a non-binding agreement and not tied to City Council's approval of the development, so Dushinksy has no legal obligation to do so, though local officials believe he should.

The Rabsky Group filed plans in January for a large 398-unit apartment building at 10 Montieth Street. ODA is designing it, and renderings show a jagged donut-shaped building with a green roof. Plans for two other buildings at the megaproject have also been filed.

The community has tried to meet with Dushinsky to find out if his giant building will include below-market rate apartments, but the developer has avoided meetings. Read Property Group, on the other hand, held several public forums during the planning process.
· New Rheingold Developer Won't Commit to Affordable Units, Locals Say [DNAinfo]
· ODA Designs Jagged Donut Building For Huge Bushwick Project [Curbed]
· All Rheingold Brewery coverage [Curbed]