Friday, February 15, 2008

Carroll Gardens' 340 Court St. Building Gets Death Fence

360 Court Fence

There is no more certain a sign that the end is near than the erection of the fence around the building that will be dispatched. So it is with 340 Court Street, which will be the site of a controversial project from the Clarett Group that has been opposed by many nearby residents. And also has caused some developments with nearby buildings and profoundly ironic blow up rat appearances. Our Carroll Gardens Correspondent just sent us this photo of the fence. Demolition permits were issued on February 1. Building plans have also been filed, but have not been approved. The fence permit was issued on Wednesday.



Anonymous Ginger the Dog's Dad said...

Stunning. I can't wait for it to be covered with posters like the corner of Smith and Douglass has been for the past 2 years.

Please let there be some useful retail as part of the plan and not another drug store.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dream on, 6:00. What's a neighborhood without being able to buy a Q-Tip every 10 feet?

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't that building have landmark status?

9:46 AM  
Blogger Julee said...

Landmark? No. The only redeeming factor about the south bronx fence is that its less ugly than the building it cages. Other than not needing another drug store lets please not open anymore Chase branches. And I cant imagine living in the block and putting up with that noise. Its all around awful.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, now. The building reflects the time in which it was built, just like your 19c row house reflects it. So, with that said, what will be built here will most likely represent 2008: glass, steel characterless sprawl.

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It won't have a Chase - there's Chase bank 2 blocks down court. But I'd bet there winds up being some kind of bank on the corner - my bet is Commerce.

And I don't see how you can call a dense multifamily development (Clarett is saying about 40 units) built on an infill site in the middle of a dense urban neighborhood 2 blocks from a subway stop "sprawl". As for "characterless", you may be right. Noone has seen the design yet.

12:26 AM  

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