Sunday, September 7, 2008

The public hearing at the BSA for Oliver House/360 Smith Street will be held on 9/24/2008.

Two applications* for Oliver House (aka 360 Smith Street/ aka 131 Second Place) are calendared for September 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the BSA/Board of Standards and Appeals.

*Applications 202-08 BZY and 212-08-A will both be heard then.

As it is a public hearing, the public can speak and present evidence.

Generally, three minutes are allotted for each speaker. For specific guidance regarding comments, submissions, etc, contact Toni Matias 212-788-8752.

More to follow in up-coming posts.



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........