Bridging Gowanus is a community planning process to shape a sustainable, livable, and inclusive future for the Gowanus neighborhood – in the face of ongoing change, the Superfund cleanup, and real estate pressure.
From 2013 to 2015, several hundred people took part in a series of large- and small-group meetings to explore local issues and develop recommendations. We are now seeking feedback to prioritize these recommendations.
Starting in the fall of 2016, the community will begin working with the NYC Department of City Planning and other government agencies to develop a planning and land-use framework for the Gowanus neighborhood.
Getting Gowanus right will take a different way of doing things. Inaction will not preserve what makes Gowanus unique today. But new growth must genuinely advance the community’s goals.
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We want to know which of the Bridging Gowanus recommendations are most important to you.
The recommendations include ideas for public investments, land use regulations, zoning designations, and programs.
Click the buttons below to weigh in using an online survey, or leave a comment.
From 2013 to 2015, several hundred people took part in the Bridging Gowanus community planning process – including long-time and newer homeowners, tenants, NYCHA residents, small business owners, environmental activists, artists, affordable housing advocates, and more.
During the summer of 2016, we are posting the Bridging Gowanus recommendations at locations around the neighborhood. Drop-in and see the installation on your own, or join us at an open house event.
Starting in the fall of 2016, the community will begin working with the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) and other government agencies to develop a planning and land-use framework for the Gowanus neighborhood. The process will be one of DCP’s “PLACES” studies (Planning for Livability, Affordability, Community, Economy Opportunity, and Stability).
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