Saturday, January 21, 2012

EPA to present Gowanus Canal Feasibility Study Tuesday

Hello from CORD!

Today we are borrowing lines from the prolific and informative PMFA blog to remind you all to PLEASE come and listen to the EPA this Tuesday!

"As many of you may already know, the Environmental Protection Agency released the Feasibility Study (FS) for the Gowanus Canal right on schedule at the end of 2011.
The purpose of the FS is to "develops and evaluates remedial alternatives for Gowanus Canal sediments that will reduce or eliminate unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from exposure to contaminated sediment and surface water in the canal. The 550 page document can be accessed online here.
The EPA will hold a public information meeting on the FS on Tuesday, January 24th at 7 PM in the auditorium of Public School 58, 330 Smith Street.
The meeting is open to everyone."



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........