Democracy Wall Gone as Blue Fence Goes Up at 360 Smith
As announced on the Oliver House Condos website (which has changed this morning to only include a page saying "Construction status coming soon. Please check back!"), a construction fence went up around the 360 Smith development site yesterday. The fence covered up the neighborhood's Democracy Wall, which had been used as a kind of community bulletin board and self-expression zone since last year. It is unknown whether they intend to use the fence for the same purpose or if the developer will allow it, particularly if it is used to post messages questioning his building. The website itself is (was) the only one we know of in the city created to keep the community informed of activity on a development site and to create a way for residents to communicate. It is unknown whether its suddenly diminished state as of 8:30AM today is a glitch or whether the developer has pulled it down.
Labels: Carroll Gardens