The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Outreach Committee met on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the offices of the Fifth Avenue Committee, at 621 Degraw Street.
CAG Attendees: Sabine Aronowsky, Christine Petro, Eric McClure
Guests: Benjamin Solotaire, Jennifer Jones
• 10th Anniversary Event
• Updates to the Timeline
Jennifer knows someone who lives in the neighborhood who does data visualization for the New York Times – might be a good resource for the timeline redesign.
Benjamin: North Gowanus Visioning Group meeting next on January 28th.
Replicating the Double D pool exactly will be difficult; siting the temporary pool within a reasonable distance from its current location will be a challenge without some tradeoffs. Sabine mentioned that Goldfish, a private pool operator, has opened recently in the neighborhood, and could be a possible temporary solution.
Tank site design still has some flexibility.
Haven’t been in touch with DEP about anything in particular. Demolition should start in the next couple months.
Council Member Levin is still planning to host a February/March informational meeting to provide the community with an overview of the CSO tank plan, construction process, 234 Butler preservation. Contingent on acceptance of the design by EPA. Haven’t chosen a firm date yet.
ULURP agreement includes creation of a construction watchdog group, which needs to be in place by the time that demolition starts. Benjamin and Eric will check with CB6 about the task force.
Sabine is willing to compile a video montage of CAG and cleanup history and take the lead on pulling visuals.Read more »