Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lander's Statement on CG Front Gardens Issue

This was posted on the CGNA listserve this week:

Statement on Hannah Senesh Community Day School expansion proposal

It was good to see, and hear from, many of you at last night's meeting on

the Hannah Senesh Community Day School's proposed expansion. As I announced
last night (see statement below), the proposed change will not be considered
before the end of the year. Instead, the school will have the opportunity
to propose the change for consideration through the ULURP process next

That process will provide a more full opportunity to get complete
information about the proposal, to consider its impact, to hear from members
of the community in multiple public hearings, and for Community Board 6, the
Borough President, and the City Planning Commission to make recommendations,
before a vote is taken by the City Council on whether or not to allow the
change. I look forward to listening to you during that process, before I
make my own decision.

Please continue to communicate with my office about this project. For now,
you can use the information below. We'll get you official contact
information as soon as we have it, most likely early in the new year.


Brad Lander
City Councilmember-elect, 39th District


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........