Gowanus Framework: Process


Since the neighborhood study launched in October 2016, thousands of community stakeholders, residents, workers, business owners and elected officials have articulated Gowanus's challenges and needs, set goals and objectives, and generated ideas about policies and investments to achieve a thriving, more resilient neighborhood. This framework is a product of all those voices and ideas heard through over 100 hours of working group meetings and large public events, and DCP's online engagement tool, PlanGowanus.

Community Outreach
• 100+ hours of workshops and meetings
• 26 working group meetings
• Four large public events
• NYCHA Tenant Association meetings

Through refinement and community feedback on this framework, a draft Neighborhood Plan will be developed to begin implementing this collective vision. Evolving from the goals and objectives outlined here, the draft Neighborhood Plan will further align community and government resources with draft zoning and land use changes to realize the shared vision. Land use actions, including rezoning, aimed at facilitating the Neighborhood Plan would subsequently enter public review. For more information, see the timeline and process map below.

CLICK TO ENLARGE THE GOWANUS STUDY PROCESS TIMELINE (Link to be added)

Share your Ideas and Feedback (add link)


Since the neighborhood study launched in October 2016, thousands of community stakeholders, residents, workers, business owners and elected officials have articulated Gowanus's challenges and needs, set goals and objectives, and generated ideas about policies and investments to achieve a thriving, more resilient neighborhood. This framework is a product of all those voices and ideas heard through over 100 hours of working group meetings and large public events, and DCP's online engagement tool, PlanGowanus.

Community Outreach
• 100+ hours of workshops and meetings
• 26 working group meetings
• Four large public events
• NYCHA Tenant Association meetings

Through refinement and community feedback on this framework, a draft Neighborhood Plan will be developed to begin implementing this collective vision. Evolving from the goals and objectives outlined here, the draft Neighborhood Plan will further align community and government resources with draft zoning and land use changes to realize the shared vision. Land use actions, including rezoning, aimed at facilitating the Neighborhood Plan would subsequently enter public review. For more information, see the timeline and process map below.

CLICK TO ENLARGE THE GOWANUS STUDY PROCESS TIMELINE (Link to be added)

Share your Ideas and Feedback (add link)