Monday, December 15, 2008


To: Elected officials and community groups surrounding the Public Place site

From: Gowanus Green Partners

We wanted to remind you that a public scoping meeting for the Gowanus
Green proposal (aka Public Place) will be held on Tuesday, December
16, 2008, at 5 PM at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2nd floor auditorium (the
Court Room), located at 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. HPD
is the lead on the proposal. The environmental documents are
available for download on the HPD website at:

We hope you will join us at the scoping session and provide your
thoughtful comments and feedback on the proposal there, and in writing
until January 23, 2009.

Heather Gershen

Director of Housing Development

Fifth Avenue Committee

621 DeGraw Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

T 718 237 2017 x133

F 718 237 5366


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........