The work was overseen by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
However, the project was temporarily stopped again when the Environmental Protection Agency declared the Gowanus Canal a Superfund site.
Now it would seem that Whole Foods is finally moving forward again. The Community Board public hearing is the first step in getting the zoning change needed to proceed.
After public input, CB6 will formulate "a recommendation on an application submitted to the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA Calendar No. 66-11-BZ) for a variance of Section 42-00 of the Zoning Resolution that would permit a Food Store (UG 6) in excess of 10,000 square feet in an M2-1 zoning district."