On February 17, New York's Department of City Planning approved Toll Brothers' proposal to rezone a three-acre tract of land it owns on the Gowanus Canal between Carroll and 2nd Streets to make way for a 460-unit mixed use development. The news was not publicized until the blog Pardon Me For Asking received the news from Marty Markowitz's Land Use Coordinator; none of the input from the public or the Borough President's office—specifically, a recommendation to cap building heights at 85 feet rather than 125 feet—was taken to heart by City Planning. The approval move's the project to the final stage of the ULURP process—the City Council now has until the first week of April to render a decision. It's hard to imagine anything but a "Yes" vote.
Apparently City Planning Approved Toll Brothers Gowanus [PMFA]
City Planning Reviews Gowanus Rezoning [Brownstoner]
City Approved Toll Brothers Gowanus Plan…2 Weeks Ago!
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