Rendering of Lightstone Group's Gowanus project
Community Board 6 has sent around a notice above from Lightstone Group regarding their 12 story, 700 unit rental project on the shores of the Gowanus.
In the next few weeks, excavation, soil boring and removal, as well as pile driving will move forward.
Pile driving has already started and the noise on Bond Street was deafening. The pounding noise actually reverberated all the way to Smith Street and could be heard in front of PS 58 and in Carroll Park.
Odd that the notice doesn't mention "environmental remediation" anywhere, especially since the site is still contaminated. After all, the developer has recently applied for tax monies under the NY State Brownfield remediation program.
Below is a poster that was pasted recently along the construction site. I think it expresses what many in the community feel about the project and the changes in Gowanus.