At its January 22, 2019 general meeting, the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group passed the following resolution calling for preservation of the Gowanus Station building in full if the plan for a CSO storage tunnel is adopted.
The resolution, addressed to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (EPA), and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), reads as follows:
Resolved, the Gowanus Canal CAG calls on DEP, SHPO, and the EPA to spare and retain in place the entirety of the two-story portion of the national historic register-eligible Gowanus Station building at 234 Butler Street if DEP and the EPA ultimately decide to pursue the CSO storage tunnel option discussed at the November 27, 2018 CAG Meeting.
Background: As noted by DEP at the November 27, 2018 meeting, the proposed tunnel alternative would require less space at the head-of-canal site than the current CSO tank planned for the site. Accordingly, this resolution expresses the CAG’s support of Peter Reich’s statement at the meeting, noting that the CAG supports saving the whole building in place if the tunnel alternative is ultimately selected.
The original resolution was drafted by the CAG’s Land Use Committee. You can download a copy of the full resolution here: Gowanus CAG Resolution 012219 Gowanus Station FINAL.