Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Write in your re: GOWANUS REZONING comments ACCEPTED until MARCH 20TH!

This is NOT the year to be shy at these meetings as we have an ELECTION YEAR, dear voters! This means that we need to let our elected officials know that if we do not get the help we expect and deserve for our communities, from the very people we put into office to do the same, then we will surely change directions once we have a ballot in our hands. CORD

Public Scoping Meeting on the proposed Gowanus Rezoning and Related Actions:

A public scoping meeting was held on the proposed Gowanus Rezoning and Related Actions on Tuesday March 10, 2009, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

Written comments will be accepted by the lead agency at the meeting and until the10th calendar day following the close of the public hearing,

Friday March 20, 2009. Copies of the Draft Scope of Work for an Environmental Impact Statement and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 22 Reade Street, 4E, New York, New York 10007, Robert Dobruskin, AICP, Director (212) 720-3423; or from the Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York 10007, Robert Kulikowski, Ph.D., Director (212) 788-2937.

View the Draft Scope of Work [5.38 mb].
View the Environmental Assessment/Statement/Environmental Assessment Form [3.1 mb].
View the scoping notice.


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........