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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 543 Union Street.

CAG Members present:

David Briggs
Katia Kelly
Andrea Parker
Peter Reich
Maryann Young
Susan Yung

Item 1

Katia updated group on resolution regarding more cooperation between DCP and DEP.


None required. Resolution will be presented at next CAG meeting for a vote.

Item 2

Peter described a condition next to the Carroll Street Bridge when water is draining out of the high-level storm water outfall and the adjacent CSO during dry weather. Based on conversations with DEP, the probable cause is water flowing into the pipes during high tide and flowing back into the canal during low tide. It’s possible that the tidal gate may be getting blocked with debris, delaying the return flow of the water.


Peter will follow up with DEP.

Item 3

Current communication with and support from CB6 could be better, particularly given the risk that the rezoning presents to the Superfund cleanup remedy.


All agreed that there should be a more proactive dialogue between the CAG and CB6. Dave agreed to reach out to the CB6 Chair and District Manager.

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