Sunday, February 10, 2013

Feb 11 CAG Meeting: Public Invited!

Hello from CORD!

On Feb. 11 the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) will meet with the US EPA regarding the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean-up.

WHERE:  PS 58 Auditorium, 300 Smith Street, Brooklyn
WHEN:  from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
WHAT:  CAG Meeting (Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group) 

Members of the public are welcome.

This meeting will focus on question and answer with EPA, so there will be no presentation, or a very limited one to clarify issues that have arisen at EPA's public meetings.

The presentations from EPA's January 23 and 24 public meetings are now on-line, along with the PRAP and other documents at:


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........