NYSDEC Announces Start of Cleanup of former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant; Public Open House Scheduled for June 13 at 7 p.m.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week announced that cleanup of the former Citizens Manufactured Gas Plant site at Smith Street and 5th Street, also known as Public Place, will begin in June. The project should be completed in less than two years, with work being performed by contractors on behalf of… Read more »

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall, Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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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… Read more »

NYC DCP Gowanus Zoning Presentation to Brooklyn CB6 Landmarks & Land Use Committee, Thursday, February 28, 6:30 p.m.

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The New York City Department of City Planning will make an informational presentation of the Gowanus draft zoning proposal to Brooklyn Community Board 6’s Landmarks and Land Use Committee on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Public School 133, at 610 Butler Street. The meeting is open to the public. Please arrive promptly if… Read more »

Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committee Meetings This Week

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Several Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Committees have meetings scheduled this week, and the NYC Department of City Planning will be hosting an open house regarding the recently released Draft Zoning Proposal for Gowanus. On Monday, February 4, at 6:15 p.m., the CAG’s Archaeology Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at Mary Star of… Read more »

NYC Dept. of City Planning Releases Gowanus Draft Zoning Proposal

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The New York City Department of City Planning today released the Draft Zoning Proposal for the Gowanus neighborhood. Documents related to the Draft Zoning Proposal can be found here. In addition, CIty Planning will host an open house at which the public can provide feedback and ask questions of city agencies, learn more about next… Read more »

Full Video of EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez’s meeting with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group

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EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez and his team met with the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group on November 27, 2018, to discuss a number of issues pertaining to the Superfund cleanup of the Gowanus Canal, including updates on the progress of the project, New York City’s proposal to build a storage tunnel rather than… Read more »

BWRC Breakfast Talk: Visions for Newtown Creek, Friday, October 12, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

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Given the similarities between Newtown Creek and the Gowanus Canal, this next installment in City Tech’s Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center’s series of free breakfast seminars may be of interest. More info and a link to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visions-for-newtown-creek-tickets-50495030997 Newtown Creek was designated as a Superfund site in 2010 as a result of pollution caused by decades… Read more »

Department of City Planning Releases Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood

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The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) last week released its long-awaited outline for the Gowanus rezoning and neighborhood plan, Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood. According to the DCP website: Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood is a roadmap for potential goals and strategies, including recommended land…