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Old Posted Apr 4, 2019, 4:48 PM
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City Unveils Massive Rezoning Initiative To Spur Development In Gowanus, Brooklyn

A BIG DAY FOR THE GOWANUS REZONING AS THE CITY RELEASES IT'S INITIATIVE AND IT'S MASSIVE AS PER NEW YORK YIMBY !!!!

https://newyorkyimby.com/2019/04/cit...-brooklyn.html
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This will be interesting to see what kind of proposals start pouring in with the new rezoning. There is a lot of potential along the canal for some interesting development.
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The potential is fantastic. More than 7.6 million square feet of new residential area and 1.5 million square feet + of commercial area.
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“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
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Long-stalled ‘Gowanus Green’ development will feature nearly 1,000 new apartments



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reliminary plans for a barren swath of city-owned land in Gowanus would transform the site with a mix of middle- to high-rise housing, but locals are divided on the development.

An at times raucous Brooklyn Community Board 6 meeting on Monday showcased residents varied concerns on a more than decade in the making project city officials aim to shepherd through the public review process as part of the neighborhood’s forthcoming rezoning.

The 5.8-acre site, bounded roughly by Smith Street and the Gowanus Canal between Nelson and Fifth streets, was once a manufactured gas plant. The coal-tar contaminated land sat empty for decades until the city acquired it, designating the plot a “public place.”

Such a provision prohibits residential development unless the land is rezoned, and neighbors who had hoped the site would largely convert into parkland with low-rise buildings were skeptical of the latest vision for the “Gowanus Green” project with seven buildings that could rise from five up to 28 stories. Others fear the development would “wreck” the neighborhood with “too tall” structures and not enough infrastructure to support a wave of new residents. Officials stressed that the details are still in flux as they continue to strike a balance between community needs and concerns.


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The public review for the project will be bundled into the Gowanus rezoning to boost density and encourage mix-used projects along certain corridors of the neighborhood. City planners expect the rezoning to create a whopping 8,200 new apartments by 2035.

“The purpose of the new density is to make it possible for people—working class folks, low- to-moderate income folks—who cannot possibly afford a unit in the district,” said City Council member Brad Lander, who represents the area and will have an outsized influence on the final City Council vote on the rezoning. “That’s why to me this achieves a public purpose.”

The development team behind Gowanus Green, which is being designed by Marvel Architects and SCAPE, has yet to determine the amount of seats the new school will include and for which grade levels it will serve. Another section of the lot will be a park but the design of that space is expected to take shape once the project receives approvals, according to an official briefed on the project.

The Department of Environmental Protection will oversee the remediation of the land, which is a Brownfield site due to its history as a manufactured gas plant.
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CITY MAY FUND PARK AS PART OF CONTROVERSIAL GOWANUS GREEN PROJECT

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After first seeking developers to construct both housing and a new park on public land in Gowanus, officials now say the Parks Department may manage and fund construction of the proposed green space using taxpayer dollars as part of the controversial land deal on the banks of the Gowanus Canal.

“The City is currently evaluating different models for construction. Once constructed, the open space will be transferred to NYC Parks,” said Department of City Planning spokesman Joe Marvilli in a statement.


The developers selected to develop affordable housing and a retail strip at Smith and Fifth streets — Hudson Companies, the Bluestone Organization, Jonathan Rose Companies, and local nonprofit Fifth Avenue Committee — were also supposed to fund and maintain a 1.5 acre green space when the city first pushed for a rezoning of the six acre lot in 2008, the project’s Request for Proposal shows.

However, officials are now considering offloading those costs onto the city’s Parks Department, thereby allowing the developers to construct more below-market-rate housing on the public land, according to the local council member.

“The park is going to have to come from public funds,” said Councilman Brad Lander (D–Gowanus). “In scenarios where the developers pay for parks … you generally don’t have mostly affordable housing.”

Indeed, officials revealed last December that the project had grown by nearly 200 units over what was originally proposed in 2008, ballooning from 774 units to 950. Along with that, the rate of affordable units went from roughly 70 percent of the development to 100 percent below-market-rate housing, and planners have added a five-story school to the project, according to Matt Creegan, a spokesman for the Department of Housing and Preservation — which is working with DCP on the scheme.

The new plans would further allow for buildings varying in height between nine and 28 stories, a retail strip along Smith Street, an extension of Luquer Street, and could bring some 2,000 new residents to the area bordering Carroll Gardens, one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city.
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