Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lander says NO! Lightstone says YES! Brand New Housing in the Path of Next Toxic Storm Surge??

Hello from CORD

Does it make sense to build even more in Zone A along the Gowanus Canal Corridor?  Does it make sense for our City to rubber stamp 700 units of new housing along the Gowanus Canal this week?  To place brand new housing in what will undoubtedly be, (based on the extreme weather conditions we have already seen at the canal over the past three years), the path of NEXT toxic storm surge?? 



CB 6 said NO!  then YES!  in a stunning and frankly suspicious reversal that flip flopped the recommendations of its own land use committee!


Please let Councilman Lander know your thoughts on this urgent community development matter.



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........