Friday, May 23, 2008

Borough President's Approval of the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment

We are interrupting our daily coverage of individaul testimony to bring you this happy annoucement:

The Borough President has approved the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment!

Thank you, thank you, Borough President Markowitz, Deputy Director Bearak, and B.P. staff!

We are thrilled to read your detailed and comprehensive recommendation for your approval of the Carroll Gardens Zoning Text Amendment! (We will feature some excerpts of his approval at a later time.)

On this birthday weekend of C.O.R.D. we also want to thank our Electeds for their support: Councilman Deblasio, Assemblywoman Millman, and Senator Connor; Community Board 6; all of the Civic Associations, Groups, Block Associations, and all those individuals who came, spoke and/or wrote in support the text amendment.

Onward to the City Planning Commission (Wednesday, June 4rth 10 AM @ 22 Reade Street) and Council hearings.



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........