Gowanus

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Clears Post-Approval Legal Hurdle

The saga of the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study, approved by New York City at the end of 2021, continues into the summer of 2022. Opponents claimed the Gowanus rezoning ran afoul of the state’s environment law. A county judge dismissed the case.

August 3, 2022 - Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn, New York City

Development Investments Quickly Follow Gowanus Rezoning

The controversial rezoning of the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, approved by the city at the end of 2021, is already having a noticeable effect on the real estate market.

February 9, 2022 - Crain's New York Business

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Moving Forward: Could Bring 8,000 New Apartments to Brooklyn

A controversial zoning—one of the last of a de Blasio administration that has rezoned parts of every borough in the city—last week cleared a key City Council committee.

November 14, 2021 - Gothamist

Brooklyn, New York City

Opinion: It's Time to Rezone Gowanus

As the New York City Council considers a controversial plan for the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, Moses Gates calls on the city to pass "one of the best and most inclusive community planning processes in recent times."

October 13, 2021 - New York Daily News

Brooklyn, New York City

Gowanus Rezoning Clears New York's City Planning Commission

A controversial rezoning plan is moving toward the finish line in Brooklyn.

September 23, 2021 - The Real Deal

Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Racial Impact Study Predicts Increased Diversity After Rezoning

The report outlines the potential impacts on the neighborhood's racial diversity and the availability of below-market housing units.

August 16, 2021 - Urbanize New York

Brooklyn, New York City

Planning via Zoom: Legal Scrutiny for Pandemic Realities in New York City

The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.

February 24, 2021 - Commercial Observer

Observation Deck

YIMBYs Go Mainstream in New York

YIMBY, pro-development, politics are gaining support and attention in New York City at an opportune moment in the city's planning history.

January 14, 2021 - The Real Deal

Newtown Creek

How Broken Planning and Development Processes Hobble the Potential of Neighborhoods

A stinging critique of the public review process in New York City.

November 30, 2020 - Curbed

Gowanus Canal

Big Day for Brooklyn: Gowanus Canal Clean Up Begins

Local advocates are celebrating the start of clean up work on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

November 18, 2020 - Brooklyn Paper

Brooklyn, New York City

Rezoning a Wealthy Neighborhood in the Name of Equity

An opinion piece makes the case that a rezoning proposal for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus has a higher potential for new affordable housing and lower risk of displacement compared to other rezoning plans in the city.

September 24, 2020 - City Limits

Brooklyn, New York City

Questioning the Fairness of Rezoning During a Pandemic

Virtual reality meetings are a poor substitute for the normal public engagement process included in the city of New York's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, according ton opinion piece recently published by City Limits.

August 4, 2020 - City Limits

New York City

Advocates Push for Gowanus Rezoning, Stuck in COVID-19 Limbo, to Move Forward

According to advocates, the relative affluence of Gowanus is the reason a plan to rezone the neighborhood must move forward.

June 23, 2020 - The Real Deal

Gowanus Canal

Transfer of Air Rights Sought to Finance Public Housing Improvements in Brooklyn

The rezoning of the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn is providing opportunities for local politicians to address local needs.

November 10, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Brooklyn, New York City

Rezoning Revealed: NYC Planning Proposes Changes in Brooklyn

The New York City Department of City Planning has released its preliminary rezoning proposal for the neighborhood of Gowanus in Brooklyn.

January 31, 2019 - amNew York

Gowanus Canal

Draft Rezoning for Gowanus Released

Planners in New York City released the latest in a series of rezonings of New York City neighborhoods.

June 7, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Gowanus Canal, Dirty Water

EPA Launches Long-Awaited Cleanup of Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Creek was channelized in the 1800s and has been accumulating sludge ever since.

October 25, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

Down Payment

Advocates: Gowanus Rezoning Must Address Affordability

As the supply of affordable housing in Gowanus continues to diminish, a new coalition demands that any rezoning plan fill the gaps.

March 29, 2017 - The Real Deal

Gowanus

Neighborhoods Push for Benefits in New York Zoning Plan

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus was recently added to Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping zoning reform plan. But Gowanus also has plans of its own.

August 14, 2016 - New York Times

Gowanus Canal

Parking Spaces Give Way to Stormwater-Collecting Dumpsters in Gowanus

A project proposal from Alloy Development and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy makes creative use of space to achieve stormwater benefits in the neighborhood surrounding the Gowanus Canal.

June 21, 2016 - Brooklyn Paper

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