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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Remediate Before Upzoning! Join Voice Of Gowanus For A Press Conference On Carroll Street Bridge To Express Concern About Gowanus Rezoning

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Your Neighborhood Needs You!
Please join Voice Of Gowanus tomorrow morning at 9 AM  on the Carroll Street Bridge for a press conference to express concerns about the proposed Gowanus Rezoning.  Now is the time to act and to tell our elected officials that no new residents should be put in harms way in Gowanus.
Let's demand that the canal be remediated first and that New York City stop using it as an open sewer!

Voice of Gowanus Press Conference
New Coalition to Preview Gowanus Rezoning Concerns

GOWANUS - Concerned neighbors in Gowanus, along with a variety of local and city-wide groups, plan to hold a press conference at the Carroll Street Bridge on the Gowanus Canal at 9 am on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

With less than a week to go before comments are due on the draft Environmental Impact Study for the proposed Gowanus Rezoning, Voice of Gowanus member organizations and supporters will share a variety of concerns regarding the proposed rezoning.

Voice of Gowanus is deeply concerned about massive rezoning-induced development occurring before the Gowanus Canal’s environmental contamination is remediated. The coalition is also seriously concerned about the inadequacy of neighborhood infrastructure (transit, schools, sewage) in the face of a massive influx of additional residents. The proposed rezoning’s misplaced density and greenwashing also raise serious concerns.

For more information: frogg.tag@gmail.com

We hope to see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmm ... the Voice is suggesting a moratorium on development until EPA cleanup is complete in 2027?! Advocates who speak for Gowanus and CB6 have expressed major concerns with the potential 16,000 new Gowanus apartments coming after the rezoning passes next year.