City Council Moves Forward With Gowanus Rezoning After Slashing Affordable Housing
A proposal to build dozens of units on a block near the Gowanus industrial zone was cut in half after locals lobbied Councilmember Shahana Hanif.
Sam Mellins and George Joseph · October 27, 2022
Councilmember Shahana Hanif, who co-chairs the Progressive Caucus, successfully pushed to lower the number of affordable units that will be produced by a zoning change in her district. | Ben Fractenberg / THE CITY
This article was published in partnership with THE CITY.
A rendering of the building proposed for the Gatto Trust’s site | NYC Department of City Planning
Most of the north side of Ninth Street between Second and Third avenues will be rezoned by the City Council, including the Gatto Trust’s parking lot, pictured above | Ben Fractenberg / THE CITY
This story has been updated with additional information about a rezoning obtained by Paul Basile in 2021.
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