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.
Residents say virtual ULURP meetings lack transparency and go against the city's charter.
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.