Carroll Gardens Forum on Landmarking & Zoning, November 19th

Thankfully copied from Pardon Me For Asking

I’m going to one of the speakers on the panel.

CGNA Landmarking Forum
By Glenn Kelly
The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association (CGNA) has requested NYC Planning to change the zoning of Carroll Gardens (CG) to protect the brownstone row houses and control the scale of new development.This request was made as a result of the overwhelming response toquestions in the survey conducted last year by CGNA and Community Board6. More than 85% of survey respondents expressed concern over the size and bulk of new buildings. This was enough to spur the executive committee to explore the options available to protect the neighborhoodfrom out of scale and out of character development.The survey respondents also clearly indicated confusion over the location of a “Carroll Gardens Historic District”. The majority incorrectly assumed that the entire CG neighborhood was protected by the formal Landmarks Preservation designation. To clear up thisconfusion, the CGNA is sponsoring a Landmarks forum. A panel of professionals will explain what landmark designation means; the process of designation, the benefits, liabilities, requirements andprocedures involved if landmarking has been approved. The panel will address how landmarks designation affects both residential andcommercial owners, property values, etc.

This forum will be held atthe PS58 auditorium on Monday, November 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

When: Monday, November 19th
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: PS 58 Carroll School Auditorium
Carroll Street entrance (Court and Smith Streets)

Questions will be answered and comments will be read as we attempt to raise our understanding of the costs and benefits of expanding the landmark district in Carroll Gardens. We strongly recommend that all homeowners and interested residents attend in order to make a more informed decision about this issue.

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