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



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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Gowanus Open House Reveals Proposed Rezoning Faces Optimism, Opposition

‘They heard us for the most part but they did not get everything right. And that is what this part is about.’

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De Blasio’s Sixth Year in Office Could Feature Three Neighborhood Rezonings

The mayor in 2015 set a goal of rezoning up to 15 neighborhoods in a drive to create more density and more affordable housing. Five rezonings have passed and at least three are likely to move forward in 2019.

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