Concerned Residents Urge the EPA to Save the Gowanus Station

The cornice of the Gowanus Station. Photo via Brad Vogel


An email sent to us last night included a press release from concerned Gowanus residents calling on Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to stop the proposed demolition of the Gowanus Station building at 234 Butler Street as part of the current plan to build a Combined Sewer Overflow tank.

In the release, it says that residents do not object to the building of a tank; rather, they “do not see that the Gowanus Station building needs to be demolished to build the tank.”

In 2014, the New York State Preservation Office decided not to move forward with a plan to designate the Gowanus Canal area as a state and national historic district, shelving the designation but not nixing it.

Below, you can view the press release and a letter to Christos Tsiamis, the Remedial Project Manager for the Gowanus Canal Site, from Olivia Brazee, the Historic Site Restoration Coordinator for New York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation.

View the Press Release

View the Letter from the New York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation

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