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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy at 543 Union Street.

Committee Members present:

David Briggs, Katia Kelly, Andrea Parker, Peter Reich, Buddy Scotto, Maryann Young

Item 1

Recent presentation by the Health Department at the CAG meeting regarding safe consumption of fish and shellfish in the Gowanus Canal.


It was agreed that the Land Use committee supports the Water Quality/Technical Committee’s concern with the Health Department’s report presented at the last CAG meeting and its intention to urge the Health Department to take a stronger position on not eating Gowanus fish and crabs. Dave will send an email to Marlene Donnelly.

Item 2

Bulkhead at Lowe’s parking lot has collapsed.


Committee will draft a resolution that urges the EPA to carefully consider engineering solutions for bulkhead restorations that are affected by subsurface conditions and future dredging operations.

Item 3

Potential opportunity at collapsed bulkhead.


Area could be a designated NRDA site for ecological restoration. Ideally, the NRDA trustees can reach out to the current property owner and discuss options.

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