Welcome to Plan Gowanus!

Plan Gowanus is an online community engagement platform where you can help shape the Gowanus neighborhood planning study.

Gowanus is a neighborhood facing change and development pressure. In an effort to manage future growth around a shared vision that’s inclusive and sustainable, the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study was launched in the fall of 2016 as part of a collaboration between city agencies, residents, businesses, local organizations, elected officials and community members.

The Study is building upon Bridging Gowanus, in addition to earlier and current planning efforts, to develop strategies and actions that support the local economy and its

Plan Gowanus is an online community engagement platform where you can help shape the Gowanus neighborhood planning study.

Gowanus is a neighborhood facing change and development pressure. In an effort to manage future growth around a shared vision that’s inclusive and sustainable, the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study was launched in the fall of 2016 as part of a collaboration between city agencies, residents, businesses, local organizations, elected officials and community members.

The Study is building upon Bridging Gowanus, in addition to earlier and current planning efforts, to develop strategies and actions that support the local economy and its mix of uses, while creating opportunities for new housing with affordable housing. The Study seeks to balance many interests and needs, including resiliency and sustainability, environmental remediation, economic and job development, community and cultural resources, housing, transportation, and land use and urban form. See the FAQ for more details on the study goals.

In April 2017, the Department of City Planning (DCP) piloted this website to help gather broader community feedback early in the planning process. Since its launch, the site has received over 10,000 visitors and 225 comments on the Map Your Neighborhood Tool. Based on the feedback we’ve gotten here and the nearly 100 total hours of working group meetings and public events, we are thrilled to release a framework document (add link) with a comprehensive set of strategies that support the study goals. Now, we need your help to review the framework and tell us your ideas and feedback. Click here (add link) to submit your idea!

Our community engagement effort doesn’t stop here - Plan Gowanus is just one of many ways to get involved and part of a larger outreach effort that includes public events, smaller forums and stakeholder meetings.

Thanks for visiting! Please check out the study web page for more information and subscribe to our mailing list for updates.