The joint statement came after a behind-the-scenes rift between the two agencies due to concerns over the polluted site where a 100 percent affordable housing complex is planned.
Citing the difficulties of accessing virtual community meetings for those without Internet access, a Brooklyn judge upheld a temporary restraining order against the controversial Spice Factory rezoning.
A state court judge must toss the ongoing lawsuit holding up the Gowanus neighborhood rezoning following a mayoral executive order, lawyers for the city argued Wednesday.
Despite massive public opposition to the development on a landmarked site, LPC commissioners said the design is on the right track but needs tweaking.
A recent virtual public meeting about the controversial development was capped at only 100 participants although 50,000 people signed a petition opposing the towers.
A proposed 15-story mixed-use development on polluted land in a protected industrial area is facing blowback from locals who accuse the builders of bypassing public scrutiny by applying for an obscure city zoning variance to push through the contentious project.
Roughly 100 people were present for the virtual meeting, which presented updated plans for towers proposed to stand at 960 Franklin Avenue, site of the Consumers Park Brewing Company and more recently a spice factory.
A federal environmental official found himself in hot water after suggesting a planned affordable housing complex in Gowanus sits above a mound of toxic pollution.
City Planning formally kicked off the lengthy rezoning process of 960 Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights on Monday -- but the proposal was quickly met with fierce opposition.
Opponents of the Gowanus rezoning sued the city Friday, alleging the Department of City Planning’s virtual Zoom hearings don’t allow for enough public review for the neighborhood-wide land use changes.