Local pol Carlos Menchaca said he asked the developers to pull the rezoning application because they had not yet fulfilled their promises to the community.
Thousands of new luxury condos have altered the character of Brooklyn in the last 10 years.
Held at Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, the meeting, hosted by Community Board 7, seemed split down the middle.
The long-in-the-works plan seeks to rezone the industrial property to allow for hotels and additional space for retail and offices.
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.
Before tonight's public meeting on the rezoning of Gowanus, a coalition of preservation advocates has created a website documenting the area's architectural heritage they believe is at risk.
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.
Arlington Village, a once nearly vacant two-block complex with a complicated history in East New York, has a new, spruced-up look.
The group wants the developer to drop existing businesses on Wyckoff Avenue from the rezoning area and make the development more affordable and smaller.