City Council Vote Imminent Following Latest Agreement on Gowanus Rezoning

The agreement announced Wednesday, November 9, 2021, between City Hall and the two Brooklyn Council members that represent the Gowanus neighborhood appears to have cleared the path for a City Council vote on the highly anticipated rezoning of the 82-block area within Gowanus. It is estimated that “a little more than 8,500 apartments will be built, 3,000 of which would be set aside for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers,” within the affected area largely zoned for industrial and commercial use, allowing higher density, mixed-use development. As part of the deal, the city is committing about $200 million to help fund repairs at the Gowanus Houses and Wykoff Gardens complexes; as well as $174 million to sewer upgrades.