7. Advance the Gowanus Green development on the Public Place site
Preserving and Creating Affordable Housing > Recommendations

The Gowanus Green (see the “Background and Key Considerations” section of this chapter) project has progressed slowly, due to environmental cleanup, industrial tenant relocation, and infrastructure requirements. Moreover, many stakeholders have indicated that any changes in zoning or development must be done as part of a broader, comprehensive plan for the Gowanus area that addresses the broader range of infrastructure, sustainability, mixed-use, and other goals identified in this framework. As part of a broader set of actions to achieve the Bridging Gowanus goals, the Gowanus Green development presents by far the most significant opportunity for new affordable housing.

 

Public Place site of the future Gowanus Green development Photo Credit: Pratt Center
Public Place site of the future Gowanus Green development
Photo Credit: Pratt Center