Controversial 360 Smith Street Building Gets the Green Light
Permits were issued on Friday for the controversial Carroll Gardens condo that will be going up at 360 Smith Street. Documents on the Department of Buildings website, to which GL was directed by a neighborhood source, show an okay for a seven-story, 70-foot-tall structure with 44 units with a total of 65,203 square feet. The architect of record on all the documents is Robert Scarano, although developer Billy Stein revealed that Mr. Scarano has been replaced by Armand Quadrini, who produced the latest renderings of what we originally called the Heavy Metal Building last May after Mr. Scarano's original design. The 360 Smith building was one of the major factors behind the founding of the CORD group and the push to downzone Carroll Gardens to prevent new development of similar density. The 360 Smith building is being developed "as of right," meaning that it is permitted by current zoning. The DOB's website shows that five separate permits were issued on Friday. Some core sampling and other work had already taken place on the site.