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.
City Planning is proposing zoning measures in southern Brooklyn’s coastal neighborhoods that could help property owners protect their homes in flood-prone areas.
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.
The rezoning from industrial to residential is expected to allow 30-story apartment buildings around the canal and be a bonanza for current owners of industrial property in the area.