Pro-Development Advocates Petition in Favor of Gowanus Rezoning

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A pro-development group has launched an initiative pushing city regulators to go ahead with the planned Gowanus rezoning, countering a recent effort by locals to halt the plans due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The organization Open New York started the new petition — which has garnered more than 100 signatures — supporting the neighborhood-wide rezoning because new zoning would encourage developers to build more below-market-rate housing — which has become even more important during the pandemic, according to one member.

To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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