Housing developer AvalonBay Communities Inc. and partners will pay $2.2 million to settle a two-year-old discrimination case brought by the U.S. Justice Department regarding a bond-financed multifamily project in New York City.

AvalonBay, its partners and affiliates violated the Fair Housing Act at the 361-unit Avalon Chrystie Place by failing to design and construct apartments and common areas that were fully accessible to people in wheelchairs, the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York said in settlement documents released Tuesday.

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