I am writing to invite you to participate in a community planning process about the future of Gowanus.
Together with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Council Member Stephen Levin, I am excited to announce Bridging Gowanus, an inclusive community-driven planning process to develop a long-term vision for a safe, vibrant, and sustainable Gowanus.
I hope you can join us at the first in a series of community planning meeting meetings on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at PS 372, 512 Carroll Street in Brooklyn. The public planning process will be facilitated by the Pratt Center for Community Development.
Bridging Gowanus is an effort to bring together a wide range of community members to identify broadly-shared goals, discuss different viewpoints, and build consensus around a neighborhood framework for the infrastructure and land use regulations needed in the Gowanus Canal area.
The release of the EPA’s Superfund cleanup plan is a major step toward a cleaner canal, but there is much more that needs to be done. Amidst rising tides, mounting development pressure, and an upcoming transition at City Hall, let’s come together to preserve and strengthen what we value about Gowanus, and plan for the infrastructure and land use regulations needed for the future.
Now is the time to move forward, with everyone at the table, to develop a long-term vision for a safe, vibrant, and sustainable Gowanus. I hope you can join us on Monday December 9, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at PS 372, 512 Carroll Street in Brooklyn.
Visit BridgingGowanus.org for upcoming meeting announcements and information about the process. As the process moves forward, the site will include meeting materials and a place to submit ideas and feedback. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Zinnel in my District Office at 718-499-1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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