Friday, June 22, 2007

'Protect Our Homes in Carroll Gardens' Petition

Concerned Carroll Gardeners and Gownus residents worried about the development of 360 Smith Street -- where a controversial 70-foot-tall Scarano building is proposed at the corner of Smith Street and 2nd Place -- have posted a petition at:

The Coalition to Respectfully Develop will also be collecting signatures by hand at this Sunday's Smith Street Fair.

At a June 6 press conference to protest the proposed building, Carroll Gardens Councilman Bill De Blasio called Scarano a "bad actor" and urged New York State to revoke his architect’s license.

The petition reads in part:

"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."

The group is demanding an immediate moratorium on all buildings and alterations in the neighborhood where the ultimate height of any structure to be built will exceed a height of fifty feet, pending a decision on rezoning and or landmarking in Carroll Gardens.

De Blasio: Scarano 'Bad Actor' and Cheat

Hills & Gardens: Ask Dismissal of Architect: Brooklyn Eagle

Carroll Gardeners Post Online Petition: The Gowanus Lounge

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