Conflict Over Carroll Gardens "Town Hall" Meeting
"Nothing is new here in Carroll Gardens," a frustrated resident told GL. "The same old councilman and the same old tactics."
In any case, here's the email that's circulated about the conflicting meetings:
I hope all are aware that this "Plan Our Future" meeting hosted by Councilmember De Blasio was scheduled for a date and time which directly conflicts with a pretty controversial CB6 joint Land Use/Housing/Human Services committee meeting. Here is the CB6 meeting agenda description: "Presentation by representatives for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development of a pre-certified application to construct a total of 152 housing units at 3 development sites in the Columbia Street District at 75 Columbia Street(Block 299, Lot 1) known as Site 1 (18 units), 86-98 Congress Street & 79 Warren Street known as Site 2 (33 units), and 104-116 Warren Street & 101-115 Baltic Street known as Site 3 (102 units).For those interested in figuring how to turn the trick of being at two simultaneous meetings, Mr. de Blasio's meeting will take place at 6:30 at the Scotto Funeral Home at Court Street and First Place.
I am told that HPD only owns the small lot at Site 1, and has packaged their application in partnership with Columbia Hicks Associates, the developers/owners of the two other sites, and also that the larger building in this project will be 80 feet high.
It really troubles me that I (and many other interested individuals) cannot be in two places at once.
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