The next 12 months aren't going to be quiet in the corners of South Brooklyn known as Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. Just today, an email blast went out to rally the troops to oppose a condo project on Amity Street. Here's a short guide to help keep a few of the nabe controversies straight:
1) 110 Amity Street. A widely distributed email about this new condo project, which is the rendering on the right, said, "The local community is vehemently opposed to this development that changes the block structure around to create a gated community shoe-horned into the block only to maximize profit. They call it a 'mews'." The developers would put an addition on top of a landmarked 1903 building if they get the go ahead and build six new townhomes.
2) 340 Court Street. Even though the Clarett Group, which will be developing this building has said they're building a six-to-seven-story building rather than the 21 stories allowed by current zoning, the neighbors are still in a very testy mood. They've formed a block association, but more to the point in terms of making a lot of noise, have a new blog about the development.
3) 360 Smith Street. Robert Scarano's former Heavy Metal Building may not be as metallic anymore, but what the final design will look like is unclear. The local group (with blog, naturally) that formed because of this building and went on to push for a neighborhood-wide development moratorium is not likely to quiet down anytime soon.
4) 333 Carroll Street. This old building with a gigantic addition on top designed by Mr. Scarano just got its permits renewed by the Department of Buildings. Neighborhood reaction was not warm.
· Carroll Gardens Heavy Metal Building Goes Easy Listening [Curbed]
· 340 Court Street Clarett Neighbors Getting Organized! [PMFA]
· Opposition to 110 Amity Plan Grows [Brownstoner]