AIDS Services center to make way for high-rises in Boerum Hill
HIV-AIDS patients in Boerum Hill are criticizing city officials for not going public about their plans to close and relocate a health services center that stands in the way of a controversial high-rise development. The HIV-AIDS Services Administration center at 94 Flatbush Ave. occupies a parcel owned by Alloy Development, which hopes to build its five-building 80 Flatbush complex on the site.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, officials, who rent the center’s space from Alloy, probably knew of the developer’s plan for at least a year but have yet to officially inform clients. “It’s deeply concerning for us, especially for an agency whose clients’ lives literally depend on accessing these services,” said Jason Walker, who works at the HIV advocacy group Vocal New York. The city plans to temporarily move the center’s operations to a nearby Third Avenue facility and then move it to a permanent home on Evergreen Avenue in Bushwick, a spokeswoman for the Human Resources Administration told the Brooklyn Paper.
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