Thursday, October 11, 2012

Community Board 6 Flips then Flops

Our very own Community Board 6 rejected its own Land Use Committee's vote and recommendation last evening regarding the Lighthouse Project and unfortunately voted to conditionally approve the Lighthouse Project.  This was extremely disappointing for the many Community Board 6 citizens who attended and spoke so eloquently at the recent Community Board 6 Land Use Committee Meeting. 

Many residents felt it was a slap in the face and dishonest on the part of the CB 6 General Board.  The community came out in full force at the earlier meeting and spoke overwhelmingly against the Lighthouse Project.  At last night's CB 6 General Meeting the community was not invited to speak again, and instead crowded at the back of the room, looking for the few, available seats.

For more details please see PMFA


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........