Gowanus Framework: Land Use & Urban Form

Illustrative sketch of the upper Gowanus Canal

Illustrative sketch of the upper Gowanus Canal based on the framework


This framework document is organized first into chapters that describe planning and policy strategies proposed across the Gowanus neighborhood - addressing Sustainability and Resiliency, Environmental Remediation, Community and Cultural Resources, Housing, Economic and Job Development, and Transportation - followed by a discussion of Land Use and Urban Form.

The Land Use and Urban Form chapter identifies three types of areas in Gowanus with distinct approaches and recommendations: Industrial and Commercial, Enhanced Mixed-Use, and the Canal Corridor. To learn what kinds of land use and urban form stategies are proposed in each of Gowanus' different neighborhood sub-areas, see the Land Use and Urban Form framework chapter in the report section, and explore the interactive Land Use and Urban Form Framework map.

See the Process section.

Illustrative sketch of the upper Gowanus Canal based on the framework


This framework document is organized first into chapters that describe planning and policy strategies proposed across the Gowanus neighborhood - addressing Sustainability and Resiliency, Environmental Remediation, Community and Cultural Resources, Housing, Economic and Job Development, and Transportation - followed by a discussion of Land Use and Urban Form.

The Land Use and Urban Form chapter identifies three types of areas in Gowanus with distinct approaches and recommendations: Industrial and Commercial, Enhanced Mixed-Use, and the Canal Corridor. To learn what kinds of land use and urban form stategies are proposed in each of Gowanus' different neighborhood sub-areas, see the Land Use and Urban Form framework chapter in the report section, and explore the interactive Land Use and Urban Form Framework map.

See the Process section.