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The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the offices of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, at 232 3rd Street.

CAG Members present:

David Briggs
Katia Kelly
Hildegaard Link
Steve Marcus
Andrea Parker
Peter Reich
Maryann Young


Terri Thomson (National Grid)

Item 1

Proposed flood gate at the mouth of the canal. What is the timing and how will it impact the cleanup?


Committee supports inviting the Army Corp of Engineers to a CAG meeting so they can present how the gate will be installed and operated.

Item 2

Cleanup of Public Place site. DEC is overseeing cleanup while EPA is overseeing cleanup of the Fulton MGP site. Are the cleanup standards and protocols the same at both sites?


Terri will confirm.

Item 3

Katia mentioned the Article 78 action at Inwood rezoning and the judge’s recent decision. Is this possible for Gowanus?


Andrea recommended that everyone keep submitting comments to the DEIS.

Item 4

Steve asked about the history of Public Place. There are different narratives around whether it was ever intended as a public park.


None required.

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