Pfizer Sells, But Not to Local Groups

Pfizer has sent a letter notifying Community Board 1 that they have reached an agreement to sell the last remaining large parcels of land from the drug giant’s ancestral home. The agreement is with a group called 306 Rutledge Street II LLC, a “company acting on behalf of investors who have deep roots in the local community”. The LLC, which has a mailing address of 173 Wallabout Street, appears to have formed within the past week or so.

I have been told that these investors are not the coalition of community groups who had offered Pfizer $10 million for the properties, with plans to develop the sites as affordable housing. Although Pfizer’s letter offered few details, they specifically did not mention housing, affordable or otherwise.