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Mount Vernon Land Owner Says He's Been Denied Tax Breaks

1 Bradford Road in Mount Vernon.
1 Bradford Road in Mount Vernon. Photo Credit: Google Maps

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - The Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency is facing another lawsuit from the owner of a vacant building who claims that the city has denied him land tax breaks, according to a lohud report.

Alan Landauer and LTTR Home Care filed a $15 million lawsuit earlier this month, citing the Mount Vernon IDA and employee Roberta James for their alleged conduct related to an application for tax breaks at a proposed development on Bradford Road.

According to the report, Landauer claims the IDA derailed a proposal to build 120 luxury apartments at the site of a former medical supplies building by not voting on the tax breaks, which are necessary to make the building financially stable.

The IDA came under fire earlier this month for hiring a pair of felons to work for the city. The IDA is also facing lawsuits from the school district over tax breaks for certain developments.

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