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Gowanus residents push back on rezoning

They want affordable housing crisis to be addressed as part of the rezoning

Gowanus, Brooklyn (Credit: Getty Images)

Many are demanding additional investment in public housing, while others are opposed to allowing 20 and 30-story buildings in their neighborhood, according to a report in theWSJ.

Be Smart: The rezoning proposal covers 80 blocks by the Gowanus Canal and would allow new mixed-use development projects along the water. Developers would be required to raise the shoreline and build flood-proof buildings. 

Dig Deeper: The Department of City Planning argued that the plan would lead to thousands of new affordable housing units and provide developers with incentives to include manufacturing and arts spaces in their projects.

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