We are in the middle of a housing crisis, unemployment is at record highs and many are struggling to pay rent.
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.
The neighborhood-wide land use changes will go through the city’s lengthy Uniform Land Use Review Procedure giving the public, local politicians, and planning officials a chance to weigh in on the large-scale proposal.
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.
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.