Kick-Off Meeting (October 2016)

Open House held on October 27, 2016


On October 27, 2016, the Department of City Planning hosted a kickoff meeting for the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study process. The event began with an open house where local business owners, workers, residents and property owners met with city-agencies around relevant topic areas and discussed the study’s process, approach and goals for the PDF Document framework study areas. DCP also gave a PDF Document presentation that shared the study’s process, approach and broad-based goals.

View the “one-pager” handout on the study’s process, approach and goals (PDF Document English or PDF Document Spanish) and our feedback form (PDF Document English or PDF Document Spanish) that was given out at the meeting. As a follow-up to the event, view the PDF Document meeting recap with a summary of feedback provided at station areas. Please share with us your priorities and goals you would like to see and feel free to reach out for any questions or suggestions by email: gowanus@planning.nyc.gov or by telephone: 718-780-8280.

Below are each of the boards from the open house:


Neighborhood Study Background, Goals and Approach

What is the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study? What are the goals and approach of the PLACES study process? What are the major milestones?

View the boards for PDF Document Study Background and the PDF Document Process and Approach.


Sustainability and Resiliency

How do the topics of sustainability and resiliency relate to the Gowanus study? What is the citywide initiative OneNYC? What are some of the key priorities and initiatives for environmental remediation?

View the boards for PDF Document OneNYC, PDF Document Sustainability, PDF Document Resiliency, and PDF Document Environmental Remediation.


Zoning and Land Use

What is zoning and what does it do? What are waterfront zoning rules? What land uses are located in and around Gowanus?

View the boards for PDF Document Zoning Basics, PDF Document Local Zoning in Gowanus, PDF Document Existing Land Uses, and PDF Document Waterfront Zoning.


Housing, Jobs and Economic Development

What role do city agencies play in creating and preserving affordable housing? How does job growth and assisting businesses relate to the study?

View the boards for PDF Document Housing and PDF Document Jobs and Economic Development.


Community Resources

What park or open space do you use? How can we improve streets to make them safer? How do we work towards addressing school needs and assist the arts community in Gowanus? Parks, schools, transportation and arts and culture play a crucial role in the everyday lives of area residents.

View the boards for PDF Document Parks and Open Space, PDF Document Schools, Arts and Culture, and PDF Document Transportation.


Where do you live, work and play in Gowanus?

During the event, we heard from residents, workers and other community members about where they live, work and play.

View the PDF Document map board.

Open House held on October 27, 2016


On October 27, 2016, the Department of City Planning hosted a kickoff meeting for the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study process. The event began with an open house where local business owners, workers, residents and property owners met with city-agencies around relevant topic areas and discussed the study’s process, approach and goals for the PDF Document framework study areas. DCP also gave a PDF Document presentation that shared the study’s process, approach and broad-based goals.

View the “one-pager” handout on the study’s process, approach and goals (PDF Document English or PDF Document Spanish) and our feedback form (PDF Document English or PDF Document Spanish) that was given out at the meeting. As a follow-up to the event, view the PDF Document meeting recap with a summary of feedback provided at station areas. Please share with us your priorities and goals you would like to see and feel free to reach out for any questions or suggestions by email: gowanus@planning.nyc.gov or by telephone: 718-780-8280.

Below are each of the boards from the open house:


Neighborhood Study Background, Goals and Approach

What is the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study? What are the goals and approach of the PLACES study process? What are the major milestones?

View the boards for PDF Document Study Background and the PDF Document Process and Approach.


Sustainability and Resiliency

How do the topics of sustainability and resiliency relate to the Gowanus study? What is the citywide initiative OneNYC? What are some of the key priorities and initiatives for environmental remediation?

View the boards for PDF Document OneNYC, PDF Document Sustainability, PDF Document Resiliency, and PDF Document Environmental Remediation.


Zoning and Land Use

What is zoning and what does it do? What are waterfront zoning rules? What land uses are located in and around Gowanus?

View the boards for PDF Document Zoning Basics, PDF Document Local Zoning in Gowanus, PDF Document Existing Land Uses, and PDF Document Waterfront Zoning.


Housing, Jobs and Economic Development

What role do city agencies play in creating and preserving affordable housing? How does job growth and assisting businesses relate to the study?

View the boards for PDF Document Housing and PDF Document Jobs and Economic Development.


Community Resources

What park or open space do you use? How can we improve streets to make them safer? How do we work towards addressing school needs and assist the arts community in Gowanus? Parks, schools, transportation and arts and culture play a crucial role in the everyday lives of area residents.

View the boards for PDF Document Parks and Open Space, PDF Document Schools, Arts and Culture, and PDF Document Transportation.


Where do you live, work and play in Gowanus?

During the event, we heard from residents, workers and other community members about where they live, work and play.

View the PDF Document map board.