At its March 27, 2018 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for a comprehensive community visioning process for the future of the head-end of the Gowanus Canal.
The resolution, addressed to local City Council Member Stephen Levin and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, reads as follows:
Resolved, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group (CAG) requests that our elected officials, city agencies, and community representatives immediately initiate, secure funds for, and lead an active community-engagement and visioning process with the CAG and community that gathers input, at a minimum, on the following:
● Impact of this project on local businesses and residents,
● Removal of Thomas Greene Park pool and coal-tar remediation,
● Design and construction of a temporary pool,
● Long-term disposition of the staging area,
● Taking advantage of the CSO facility construction to increase parkland in an underserved
● Design and construction of the portion of Thomas Greene Park that will be replaced,
● Retention and restoration of historic structures,
● Visual and safe physical access to the waterfront, and
● Design of the CSO facility.
You can download a copy of the full resolution, including relevant background information, here: CAG Resolution Community Visioning Process at the North End of the Gowanus Canal 180327