The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Land Use Committee met via Zoom conference on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
CAG Members present:
Terri Thomson (National Grid)
Mac Thayer gives a presentation on Gowanuslands.
- Gowanuslands founded in May 2020
- Goal is to provide access to open space in Gowanus
- 700 people have signed a petition to support a park on the Citizens MGP site
- Renderings show open park space and simple esplanade without railings
- Gowanuslands said that they’ve thought about flooding but presentation did not elaborate on specifics
- Gowanuslands next steps:
- Begin engagement with elected officials
- Request DCAS provide agency jurisdiction assignment letter to NYC Parks
- Engage w/ NYC Parks on design and timeline
- ID funding for private site purchase from Nat. Grid