Sunday, April 28, 2013
Something may finally become of Rockaway courthouse
From the Daily News:
The city has finally agreed on a plan to transform the long-abandoned Rockaway Courthouse into a medical center.
Developer Uri Kaufman, whose Harmony Group has converted other historic structures into modern facilities, will purchase and renovate the 24,000-square-foot building into doctor’s offices and outpatient surgery suites, according to the city Economic Development Corp.
The deteriorating courthouse, built in 1932, sits on Beach Channel Drive near the foot of the Cross Bay Bridge. Despite its majestic exterior, residents have tagged it a decaying eyesore.
In return for pumping $10 million into the project, city officials said Kaufman’s company will be able to purchase it for $50,000.