Our Strong Place custom townhouse development project was presented to the Landmark Preservation Commission last week. This was our first trip in front of the commission. The vote to approve the project was unanimous and no conditions were imposed in conjunction with the approval. A representative from Community Board 6 provided public testimony in support of the project, which is a rarity but not a surprise. It did not come as a surprise because our business strategy is to engage the local community as early as possible in the process. Early engagement allows us to understand what the community expectations are before we commit to any particular design aesthetic. Surprisingly each neighborhood has a slightly different view on what is appropriate when it comes to building new or substantially renovating a property. In this instance the communities expectations match perfectly with what our buyer clients seek in such a location , which is a historically correct duplicate of what may have been constructed in the same era as the adjacent properties. Brownstoner.com picked up the news of the LPC approval and ran a blog post about it this past Wednesday. Check it out here.
CG Patch: Public Spaces Add to Home Value Read Donald Brennanâ€™s latest â€śLocal Voicesâ€ť blog post on Carroll Gardens Patch--and find out about the importance of outdoor public spaces in your home search. Full article here.