Hello! We in Carroll Gardens are very thankful to Amanda Burden, Chair of the City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning, and to the NYC Planning Commission for this unique opportunity to close an administrative loophole in order to protect Carroll Gardens. To date, nearly 700 people have signed a letter of support and are continuing to sign in support of Carroll Gardens Text Amendment. Thank you Commissioner Burden!
Below hear what some of your CG neighbors presented at the NYC Planning Commission Hearing on Wednesday, June 4th.
My name is Maryann Young. I am a property owner and 12-year resident of
My quest to preserve this great and wonderful place I live in and call ‘home”, is not for any financial gain or political aspiration. I’m here because I have found a neighborhood worth fighting for.
As I’m aware that there are many sides to every story, I took it upon myself to take a zoning course with the distinguished Doris Diether, a Village preservation advocate for 48 years and a zoning expert of citywide repute. From knowing a little bit more than before on zoning laws, I can proudly say that I learned enough to understand the definitions pertaining to this zoning text amendment proposal.
This is indeed a special situation and discovery that would give back to the community a leverage that will help to protect against the out-of-scale developments within these breathtaking blocks, blocks that were never meant to be destroyed because of an unintentional mistake, especially from a simple word “wide”.
I am in favor of this amendment on the Place blocks because it is by far the best remedy available currently to save the blocks that truly represent this beautiful, unique community.
By protecting the historical nature of these charming blocks …with classic brownstones and well groomed gardens, it will only ADD VALUE to these homes.
More importantly, it will ease the fear of the many generations of families and friends who love their homes, who want to keep their sunshine and open space, and the sounds of quiet calm when they walk the streets home.
The community is behind this amendment. I have spoken to hundreds of my neighbors as I was passing out flyers and fact sheets regarding this hearing and zoning text amendment and overwhelmingly, the people are in agreement. We NEED this zoning text amendment PASSED IMMEDIATELY.
Ms Burden, Distinguished panel, I ask of you today …TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
Thank you for listening and acting CORRECTLY. Maryann Young