Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DEP Finds Pile Driving Noise At Lightstone Group's Gowanus Mega Development "Excessive". Issues 5 Day Cure Notice

Rendering Of Lightstone Group's Mega 700-unit development at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus
Photo credit: Michael M. for Voice of Gowanus

If you live anywhere near Lightstone Group's mega development site at 363-365 Bond Street in Gowanus, you may be wondering why it is so quiet today. After frustrated residents called 311, reached out to Council Member Brad Lander's office, and signed a petition asking Lightstone to use noise reduction measures in place while driving more than 1200 piles into the marshy ground, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection has paid the site a visit this past Wednesday and Friday. And surprise!
According to Brad Lander's office, DEP noise inspectors on Friday "found the noise recordings to be 'unreasonable' and issued a 5 day cure notice."

That did not come as a surprise to local residents who have had to endure shaking and pounding noise for weeks now. They have created a Facebook page to keep everyone in the community informed and involved.


Anonymous said...

That is one humongous footprint this Lightstone project has - totally out of scale, out of context with the rest of Gowanus. Yech.

Jim said...

Great! That's approx. 50 piers that would otherwise already be in the ground. It's never going to be quiet enough for this neighborhood. I say just let them get on with. The sooner the better.

Anonymous said...

What does "5 day cure notice" mean? They're pile driving again today.