Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Deadline Extended to Write Your Written Comments re: Scoping Hearing for Public Place


Because the scheduling of this week's scoping hearing for Public Place
came so close to - and during - the holiday
season, the time to submit written comments pertaining to the DEIS/CEQR
application has been extended to January 23, 2009 as opposed to the
standard timeframe of 10 days, which would have put the expiration of
the comment period at December 26, 2008.

The written comments are
incorporated into the EIS analysis with the same requirements as
comments provided verbally at the scoping session last Tuesday.



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........