Thursday, September 25, 2008

BSA Update for Carroll Gardens 360 SmithSt/131 Second Place/Oliver House

The first BSA Public Hearing for 360 Smith Street/aka 131
Second Place/
aka Oliver House took place yesterday.

A decision was not made, therefore a second hearing
will take place
that is scheduled for
October 28th, 2008.
More news to follow.



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........