Gowanus Framework: Overview & Report

Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood is a roadmap for potential goals and strategies, including recommended land use changes, to be developed and implemented as part of a Neighborhood Plan. The framework is the culmination of more than 100 hours of public outreach and community meetings to solicit input since the Gowanus PLACES Study launched in October 2016. (More information about the Gowanus PLACES Study is available on the Project Overview and Milestones tabs above.) It is informed by previous reports and studies, including Bridging Gowanus, and ongoing community efforts by government agencies and community stakeholders and organizations.

The vision laid out in this framework aims to foster a thriving, inclusive and more resilient Gowanus where existing and future residents and workers are able to participate in civic, cultural and economic activities and where a wholly unique resource – the Gowanus Canal – can thrive and play an active role in that equitable and sustainable growth.

The framework will be shared and discussed at an Open House on June 27. DCP and 16 other City agencies will be at the meeting at P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt Street, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. to get direct feedback from the community. In addition, feedback and input can be provided by emailing the DCP team at gowanus@planning.nyc.gov or calling DCP’s Brooklyn Office at 718-780-8280.

See the Key Strategies section.

Gowanus: A Framework for a Sustainable, Inclusive, Mixed-use Neighborhood is a roadmap for potential goals and strategies, including recommended land use changes, to be developed and implemented as part of a Neighborhood Plan. The framework is the culmination of more than 100 hours of public outreach and community meetings to solicit input since the Gowanus PLACES Study launched in October 2016. (More information about the Gowanus PLACES Study is available on the Project Overview and Milestones tabs above.) It is informed by previous reports and studies, including Bridging Gowanus, and ongoing community efforts by government agencies and community stakeholders and organizations.

The vision laid out in this framework aims to foster a thriving, inclusive and more resilient Gowanus where existing and future residents and workers are able to participate in civic, cultural and economic activities and where a wholly unique resource – the Gowanus Canal – can thrive and play an active role in that equitable and sustainable growth.

The framework will be shared and discussed at an Open House on June 27. DCP and 16 other City agencies will be at the meeting at P.S. 32, 317 Hoyt Street, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. to get direct feedback from the community. In addition, feedback and input can be provided by emailing the DCP team at gowanus@planning.nyc.gov or calling DCP’s Brooklyn Office at 718-780-8280.

See the Key Strategies section.