‘Unsalvageable’: Brooklyn Councilman Criticizes Rikers Plan

October 18, 2019 – Media Mention
Crain's New York Business

Partner and chair of Herrick's Land Use and Zoning Group, Mitch Korbey, was quoted in Crain's New York Business, in an article discussing City Council's passing of the $9 billion plan to build four jail towers to replace Rikers Island. Among his concerns, Brooklyn Councilman Carlos Menchaca commented that he believed the plan only enriched developers in the short term. In response, Mitch stated that the "...mayor’s plan to close Rikers Island—which has been fully embraced by the City Council as well as outside groups such as the Regional Plan Association—does not include a real estate development or rezoning component....[i]t is unclear how it could enrich developers in the short term.”