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.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.