Pratt Center Research

Sustainable Community Development

Platform for Responsible Redevelopment of the Gowanus Canal

Report  |  October 15, 2007

We believe that the rezoning and development of the Gowanus Canal area provides a great opportunity for our community. But it must be done right. We appreciate the City’s outreach and engagement with community members, and their willingness to listen and adjust their plans. In general, we agree with the principles presented by City Planning to Community Board 6. We have developed this platform to make clear specific actions that we believe are necessary to make these principles real, and to identify some important issues that were not included in City Planning’s framework.