A community coalition blog concerned with the Carroll Gardens and Greater Gowanus communities in Brooklyn, NY: our land-use and development; our safety; our historical context; and our protection from extreme
Thursday, September 25, 2008
CB 6 Meeting Tonight Toll Bros/126 First Place Public hearings!
Date: Thursday September 25, 2008 Time: 6:00PM Place: PS 32-Auditorium 317 Hoyt Street (Union/PresIdent) Brooklyn, NY 11231
Sep 25 Landmarks/Land Use
PUBLIC HEARING on 126 1st Place (BSA Cal. No. 217-08-BZY).
PUBLIC HEARING on 363-365 Bond Street (ULURP Nos. C090047ZMK and C090048ZSK).
Discussion and formulation of a recommendation on an application submitted to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA Cal. No. 217-08-BZY) for an extension of time to complete construction pursuant to Zoning Resolution section 11-331, property located at 126 First Place (Block 459, Lot 17).
Discussion and formulation of a recommendation on ULURP No. C090047ZMK, an application for an amendment of the Zoning Map.
Discussion and forumation of a recommendation on ULURP No. C090048ZSK, an application for a special permit to modify height and setback requirements, rear yard regulations and inner court regulations at 363-365 Bond Street (Block 452, Lots 1, 5, 15, 19 and Block 458, Lot 1). -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Please write for Hoyt Street by the Week's End!
Dear Neighbors, please help the Hoyt Street Alliance and support our very responsive Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and State Senator Martin Connor, by sending an e-mail to Tobias Russo (see below) in support of this amendment. It basically changes a rule that restricts bars from opening within 200' of a church or a school, but measured the distance from door to door of a bar and the church or school. Unscrupulous bar owners could show the location of a door in plans submitted to the State Liquor Authority, but move the door to suit their business at a later date. Also, a bar's entrance may have no bearing on the bar's nuisance factor. A more accurate and meaningful measurement is from property line to property line, as this bill proposes.
Your help would be greatly appreciated as we continue the fight to maintain the residential character of our block. Our Assemblywoman and State Senator went out on a limb for us and it would be sad to see the amendment fail for lack of citizen support.
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........ http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?crlgrdns