United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)

Overview: 

On January 12, 2017, the court entered a consent decree in United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.). The complaint, which was filed on January 5, 2017, alleged the designers and developers of One River Place and Silver Towers in New York City violated the Fair Housing Act by failing to design and construct these properties so as to be accessible to persons with disabilities. The consent decree provides for standard injunctive relief, coverage of an additional property developed by the defendants, retrofits of non-compliant features, payments of $480,000-$960,000 to aggrieved persons and a $50,000 civil penalty. The defendants also include; River Place I, LLC, River Place II Holdings, LLC and Costas Kondylis and Partners, LLP.

 

Press Release (1/13/17)

Case Open Date: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Case Name: 
United States v. Silverstein Properties, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
disability
design
construction
accessibility
accessible
pattern or practice
multi-family
apartment
high-rise
River Place I LLC
River Place II Holdings LLC
Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP
1:17-cv-00076-VSB
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated January 17, 2017