Pratt Center

October 24, 2007

Community, Labor Leaders Join to Demand Gowanus Rezoning Include Affordable Housing, Good Jobs, Better Environment

A large and diverse coalition of community organizations, labor unions, and advocates for blue-collar jobs released its set of principles today for the proposed redevelopment around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn—including demands to guarantee that a significant portion of any new residential development be affordable, to preserve space for artists, artisans and light manufacturing, to create good jobs, to require responsible contractors, and to maintain high environmental standards.