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The Department of City Planning has released a draft rezoning proposal.

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Schools, Landmarks and Ecology Are the Focus as Gowanus Awaits Next Rezoning Steps

Advocates and elected officials are taking steps to prepare for the changes likely to come by landmarking historic sites, calling for a designated “eco-district” and raising concerns about school integration around the Brooklyn canal.

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City Projects Gowanus Rezoning Will Lead to 8,200 New Apartments

The housing projections revealed this week set up the Gowanus rezoning to be the largest apartment producer of all the de Blasio administration’s neighborhood plans.

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Heights of Potential Development Concern Some in Gowanus

Some residents fear potential 22-story towers on the Canal corridor. Planning officials say such buildings would be rare under the proposed rezoning but are part of the trade-off for getting lower heights immediately adjacent to the canal.

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Video: City’s Planners Pitch Gowanus Rezoning Plan

The Gowanus proposal grew out of—but does not entirely reflect—a community-based discussion about how the Brooklyn neighborhood should grow.

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