Monday, February 23, 2015

Councilman Lander To Present "Bridging Gowanus" Planning Framework At Gowanus Canal Superfund CAG Meeting

Councilmember Brad Lander will be attending this Tuesday's Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting to present the result of Bridging Gowanus, his initiative to "develop a neighborhood framework for the infrastructure and land use plan needed for a safe, vibrant and sustainable Gowanus".

Though the Councilmember had met with many community groups to share the final "Draft Bridging Gowanus Community Planning Framework" in the weeks prior to its November 2014 release, he had somehow failed to meet with the CAG.

At its December 2014 general meeting, the CAG, which has been working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to keep the community information on issues relating to the canal's Superfund clean-up, asked for the Councilman to come present the framework to its members. It also asked that the Bridging Gowanus comment period be extended so that the CAG has time to formulate a response.

Tuesday's CAG meeting is open to the community. I urge everyone to attend.
Since the 'shared values' reflected in the Bridging Gowanus framework are meant to guide New York City Planning and the De Blasio Administration when a re-zoning plan for Gowanus will be put worth, it will have a huge impact on the future of the community.

Gowanus Canal CAG Meeting
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Mary Star of The Sea Senior Apartments, 41 1st Street, Brooklyn

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