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 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.
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.
In a small, crowded space at the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center in Boerum Hill Thursday night, dozens of residents waited patiently to hear what the Environmental Protection Agency had to say about the cleanup of the nearby Gowanus Canal Superfund site.
The city has finally chosen a location for two long-debated Gowanus Canal sewage tanks, and they won't be put under the much beloved Double D Pool.