Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Our Letter Of Appreciation

This is a letter of appreciation to the POLS who have been willing to listen to our concerns and respond to us and who propose immediate, tangible remedies for our current, dire overdevelopment and out of context building situation here in our beloved Carroll Gardens.
We have also, of course, sent it to them personally.

From: CG CORD cgcord@gmail.com
Sent: Monday January 14, 2008 11:07 PM
To: Open Letter
Subject: Thank YOU!

CORD appreciates your regard and respect for our desire to preserve the aesthetics of our Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
It is true there are many areas that need attention and call for new development. Our wish is that it would be considered by all involved as an opportunity to enhance the charm of our little enclave.
We would all gain if respect were given to contextual design.
It is our hope that you will continue with your support and help us in every way possible. It is with appreciation that we close.


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........