In a letter sent to DCP, an official from the EPA asked for more awareness around potential impacts on the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal.
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.
Council members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal released a joint statement yesterday decrying the city’s plan to rezone much of Bushwick while disregarding input from members of the community.
They voiced their frustrations at a public scoping meeting, marking the beginning of the environmental review process, Thursday.
At Community Board 4’s Land Use Committee meeting Tuesday night, City Planning introduced a draft of the Bushwick rezoning plan.
Some longtime Gowanus residents oppose skyscrapers in the area and questioned why building heights have doubled from 14 to 30 stories in the proposed rezoning.
Local activists decided to stage their own public meeting when they were not getting any answers to their questions Wednesday night.
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.
After three years, a plan to rezone part of Brooklyn’s industrial sector is finally seeing the light of day.
The long-awaited Draft Planning and Land Use Framework of Gowanus has just been released by the Department of City Planning.