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Upcoming: Amanda Burden Coming to Gowanus

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

You know the city is planning to make some progress on its Gowanus rezoning proposal if City Planning Commission Chair Amanda Burden is going to be coming to the neighborhood for a “forum” with residents. Here’s the lowdown:

An informational update by Commissioner Burden on the department’s land use activities related to the Gowanus Canal corridor. Developed from January through July 2007, the Department of City Planning created a land use framework for the Gowanus Canal corridor. The framework is a set of guiding principles relating to issues including use, density, bulk, and waterfront access, intended to provide standards for formulating and evaluating proposals for future land use changes. Building upon the developed framework, in May 2008 the Department of City Planning shared its draft rezoning proposal for 25 blocks along the Gowanus Canal with Brooklyn Community Board 6 and the community-at-large. Commissioner Amanda Burden will meet with the community to give an informational update on the status of the department’s land use activities and address any concerns.

The date is Monday, November 17 at 6:30 at PS 32, which is located at 317 Hoyt Street.

Tags: Gowanus · Rezoning