Gowanus - Workshop Session #1
Working Group Goals and Urban Design
Saturday, March 25th
10:00AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 4:00PM
P.S. 32 - 317 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Come share your ideas at the Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study’s first public workshop!
Participants will learn about neighborhood goals that community members and City agencies are working on together and contribute their own ideas about land use and urban design through mapping exercises and conceptualizing activities. This is the first public workshop in the planning process to develop a draft planning and land use framework for the neighborhood.
The all-day event will be divided into two time periods with a morning session beginning at 10 AM and an afternoon session beginning at 1:30 PM. Both sessions will cover identical materials - so join us at your own convenience!
Please share this information with your neighbors, colleagues, and friends. We look forward to seeing you and working with you!
*Spanish translation will be available, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you are interested in translation services.
Over the past decade, the community has engaged in a number of planning initiatives, most recently Bridging Gowanus, which was led by local elected officials to create shared goals and priorities for the area’s future development. View the Bridging Gowanus report and its recommendations. The Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study seeks to build upon this work undertaken by residents, businesses, local groups and elected officials by taking goals/priorities and turning them into actionable strategies that can be implemented.
The Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study seeks to foster a thriving neighborhood by reinforcing and encouraging a robust local economy anchored by a mix of uses and businesses, while creating opportunities for new housing with affordable housing in appropriate locations. The study will also examine ways to balance the range of issues and needs in Gowanus by seeking to:
This collaborative planning process seeks to coordinate ongoing work by government agencies and leverage recent and planned public and private investments to promote a thriving and inclusive neighborhood. The study will engage community groups, stakeholders and local elected officials around core issues and bring together government agencies to align recommendations and resources.
In the fall of 2016, DCP and other city agencies started a public process that will include multiple forms of community engagement and active participation, including workshops and other public meetings, as well as topic-specific discussions.
There are a number of ways to stay involved. If you would like to participate, come to our events and workshops, sign up to our mailing list, and contact us with your ideas, interests and priorities. Also be sure to check our website for any updates and upcoming events.
During the winter and spring of 2017, working groups will be held on specific topics in order to identify strategies and recommendations in five topic areas:
These groups were formed in February and are comprised of City agencies and community members working together to develop mutually-prioritized recommendations that will – along with other public events, workshops and targeted outreach – help shape a planning and land use framework. Those who cannot attend should still participate by giving us your input and receiving updates on our webpage and mailing list. (See a summary of the proposed process.)