Thursday, February 07, 2008

Carroll Gardens Expecting A Visitor!

(photo credit: Gowanus Lounge)

William Stein, developer

The 360 Smith Street Site

Still up on Scarano Architects web site.
A design marked 360 Smith (completion date 2005)

I know Mr. Stein, developer of 360 Smith
doesn't much like bloggers. That's all right. I don't particularly like developers who aren't up front about what they are going to build in my neighborhood.

That having been said, Billy Stein is returning to my little community on Monday to attend the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association meeting. Hopefully, he will share his redesigned vision for the corner of Smith and Second Place. His infamous architect, Robert Scarano, failed in his first attempt to come up with something that will fit contextually into this brownstone neighborhood. Hopefully, the new plans will call for less metal and more brick or even, (dare we dream?), brownstone.

After Stein's last visit back in April, he promised to continue the dialog. Unfortunately, Carroll Gardeners have not been able to communicate with him since then. This caused quite a bit of frustration and mistrust. It will be interesting to see what kind of welcome he will receive. It may be a much warmer reception if Mr. Stein comes prepared with the final architectural plans this time and is willing to answer the many questions put worth by the neighborhood for so long.

Here is the meeting information:
CGNA General Meeting
Monday, February 11, 2008
St Mary's Residence 41 First Street (between Hoyt and Bond) Agenda:
William Stein
Owner/Developer 360 Smith Street Project overview: update on building plans, plaza design, and more...

Representatives from the 76th Precinct
Representatives from the Local Elected Officials Updates and Discussions: Down-Zoning Rally with Council Member de Blasio and Community Leaders Discussion on the American Institute of Architects/NYC Chapter proposed amendments to the Zoning Resolution Landmark Initiative Report
Related reading:
Mr.Stein's Show -And -Tell In Carroll Gardens

Will The Real 360 Smith Street Design Please Stand Up?

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