City environmental execs are now estimating that construction of a massive tank and filtration facility designed to help keep the noxious Gowanus Canal clean after its federal scrub won’t be completed until the end of 2032, according to government emails and letters obtained by Brooklyn Paper.
City environmental officials are reportedly looking to delay a crucial part of the multi-million dollar cleanup of the Gowanus Canal by up to 18 months.
The city's cost-cutting plan won't go into effect after federal and state officials stepped in, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
The Department of Environmental Protection's proposal could be cheaper, store more sewage, and also spare the historic Gowanus Station from demolition.
The proposal includes green space, walkways, sitting areas and a new building to replace the historic Gowanus Station.
At a community meeting Thursday the Department of Environmental Protection will present their proposed design for a public park and a controversial storage tank at the head of the Gowanus Canal.
A small crowd gathered in front of the Beaux-Arts brick industrial building on Butler Street to save the building before it is taken in eminent domain by the city.
The first steps of the Gowanus cleanup have not gone according to plan.
The LPC has rejected pleas from Gowanus residents to landmark the Gowanus Station, a Beaux-Arts brick industrial building at the center of the controversy over the cleaning up and developing of Gowanus.
If there is one issue around the cleanup of the Gowanus Canal on which residents cannot agree, it is the location of the combined sewage overflow tanks.