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.
The local Gowanus Community Advisory Group will hold a meeting on January 22 to figure out next steps, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper writes.
The Department of Environmental Protection's proposal could be cheaper, store more sewage, and also spare the historic Gowanus Station from demolition.
The long-awaited Draft Planning and Land Use Framework of Gowanus has just been released by the Department of City Planning.
The proposal includes nearly 30 individual buildings, three historic districts and one scenic landmark.
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 Gowanus Station on Butler Street, now threatened with demolition, is a unique industrial building with striking terra-cotta details.
The first steps of the Gowanus cleanup have not gone according to plan.