Thursday, February 14, 2008

360 Smith Street Seen Again, this time in the light of day

CORD received this image today with a note from the sender:
image was made to get an idea of a more
realistic rendering than
the architect's drawing was showing.
(See the architect's depiction
below). The architect's drawing shows the building by a
grey sky
which reduces the
contrast, making the upper stories less visible
and thus having the eye focusing on the
"brick" part which is in line
with the context (of the neighborhood).
I have attached the image
but with some kind of blue sky we may have by
a nice winter day
just like today. ( I did it very quickly so, pardon the
You will see that the building is far away from
expectations as the upper stories are more visible." (in the
light of day)

Sincerely, XXX


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........