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.
Opponents of the city’s Gowanus rezoning lawyered up to potentially challenge the neighborhood-wide land use proposal in court, advocates announced Tuesday.
A Brooklyn judge tossed a temporary restraining order that was halting progress on the controversial Spice Factory development.
The neighborhood-wide land use changes will go through the city’s lengthy Uniform Land Use Review Procedure giving the public, local politicians, and planning officials a chance to weigh in on the large-scale proposal.
Located at 70 Havemeyer Street, on the corner of North 5th Street, the project will add 48 units and three stories to the building, bumping it up from four to seven.
Discussion among the commissioners was long and detailed, laying out a series of objections to the proposal.
A Kings County Supreme Court judge granted a temporary restraining order halting the certification of a controversial Crown Heights rezoning that neighborhood activists allege skipped out on crucial community input.
When complete, it will stand 73 stories and 1,066 feet tall, making it the first building in the borough to hit quadruple digits in height.
The Department of City Planning is restarting the clock on the highly contentious Gowanus rezoning, and plans a series of meetings before kicking off the official public review process.
Forty-three people provided testimony at the public hearing, with all but one speaking against the proposed development.