Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Your Quotes from the Petition

Here is a very small sample:

"...Lets fix this problem.....This type of building needs to stop...

This building is a disgrace....The entryway plaza is a vital part of the CG landscape that mus be preserved at all costs. ...We need to address these zoning issues now!
...Please do not drastically harm the character of my favorite neighborhood.!.....Please do not think that we will forget this at election time if we are ignored....We're all for development that benefits the community, but development that only benefits the developers who only care about their investment and have no interest in the community is appalling......"
Please do go to the petition and view the comments yourselves!


With the "Protect Our Homes" petition, CORD was formed in May, 2007. This petition arose as an overwhelmingly negative response to the coming of the over-sized 360 Smith Street Development at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place (Aka Oliver House; aka 131 Second Place). This petition, which had well over three thousand signatures, led to a new zoning text amendment in summer of 2008.

To: Our Elected Officials, Community Leaders, The MTA:
(MAY, 2007)

We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will present to our quality of life and the value of our homes........