Protect Our Home/s in Carroll Gardens

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    Residents of Carroll Gardens
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We the undersigned Carroll Gardens homeowners and residents, are appalled
by the "as of right" ruling which allows owners and developers to erect
buildings in our neighborhood with no regard to the impact they will
present to our quality of life and the value of our homes.

We understand that the current laws and the R-6 zoning which we fall under
allows this at present---but the letter of this law does not reflect the
spirit of the law, nor the wishes of the very people who have made this
community so desirable. We feel that the "as of right" clause recognized by
the city, planning/zoning and building departments should not strip us of
our rights to have a say in the height, bulk and density of the structures
placed in our community.

We are presently not permitted any type of control in this regard, but we
understand that there are different rezoning and/or landmarking measures
which would help remedy this situation. We have been informed that it is
typical for the process to take several years. Clearly, the very character
of our neighborhood cannot afford to wait that long.

Therefore, we DEMAND an immediate moratorium on all buildings and
alterations in our neighborhood, where the ultimate height of any structure
to be built will exceed a height of fifty feet, while we await a decision
on rezoning and or landmarking in our beloved Carroll Gardens.

We, the undersigned, vow to support ONLY those public officials who will
act upon our demands and achieve our goals NOW.