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.
City officials say they plan to start meeting with local community stakeholders about the proposal in the coming weeks.
A coalition of neighborhood groups are demanding the city allow small, socially-distanced outdoor public meetings to solicit input on the proposed Gowanus rezoning, arguing that remote town halls don’t allow for proper public feedback.
Discover the Gowanus Canal’s environmental history and how the community can plan for a better future along Brooklyn’s Nautical Purgatory at a walking tour around the waterway.
The city’s chief planner said she hopes to complete the vast Gowanus rezoning before Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves office and elections shake up the City Council.
The group Open New York claims those opposing the rezoning are now using the pandemic as an excuse to put it on hold, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
A coalition of residents believes the plan is out of step with the realities of what the city needs right now, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
The five are among the buildings local advocates has been pushing to landmark ahead of a proposed rezoning of the area.
Of the 16 people who provided testimony at the hearing, including representatives for the owners of four of the five properties, not one person spoke against designation.