The lightening rod Carroll Gardens development at 360 Smith Street has featured many things since the first Heavy Metal rendering surfaced last year. There have been protests and signs, including a "Democracy Wall" of signs protesting the development and calling for a downzoning of the neighborhood. Well, work is underway and the wall's been covered up, but it's now covered in hearts like a kind of Love Fence. As for the project itself, the Oliver House website, which is providing updates on construction status, says that excavation is going on "currently" and that "2 pieces of excavation equipment will be delivered to the site and they will begin removing soil where certain foundations will be installed. Dump trucks will take some of this soil off-site." Whee. On the other hand, they will do it all while getting a whole lot of love.
· Carroll Gardens Democracy Wall Comes Back as Love Fence [GL]
· New 360 Smith Website Isn't Trying to Sell Condos [Curbed]