Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee Public Hearing regarding

The last hurdle for the Toll Brothers' Gowanus Project is the City Council.
Today, the Zoning and Franchises Subcommittee is holding its Public Hearing on Toll Gowanus!

CORD IS URGING as many people as possible to attend or to send in a written testimony.

Below is the information:

Zoning & Franchises Subcommittee Public Hearing regarding
Toll Brothers at 363-365 Bond St

City Hall
Committee Room (R to City Hall or A to Chambers St.)
March 4, 2009 9:30am

Written testimony can be sent to Tony Avella,
Chairperson of Zoning & Franchises


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........