The New York City Department of City Planning will host an open house on the Draft Zoning Proposal for the Gowanus Neighborhood, at which the public can provide feedback and ask questions of city agencies, learn more about next steps in the rezoning process, and give additional input.
See more information about the Draft Zoning Proposal here.
The New York City Department of City Planning will hold a public scoping meeting for the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning project on Thursday, April 25, 2019, beginning at 4:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the auditorium of Middle School (M.S.) 51 at 350 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Written comments will be accepted by the Department of City Planning until the close of business on Monday, May 27, 2019.
Copies of the Draft Scope of Work and the Environmental Assessment Statement may be obtained from the Environmental Assessment and Review Division, New York City Department of City Planning, 120 Broadway, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10271, Olga Abinader, Acting Director (212) 720-3493; or from the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination, 253 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Hilary Semel, Director (212) 676-3273.
The Gowanus Canal was designated a federal Superfund site in 2010, initiating a complex, multi-year clean-up of more than a century’s worth of toxins and other contaminants.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed a successful pilot dredging and capping of the 4th Street turning basin, and is now turning its sights on the process of cleaning the entirety of the canal, beginning at the head-end near Butler Street, in 2020.
Please join us at a public town hall meeting on May 29 for an important update on the canal clean-up, the future timeline, and an idea of what to expect as the work progresses. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez will give a keynote, and representatives from the EPA will present a project overview and look-ahead. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.
At PS 133, 610 Baltic Street at 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn.