PM Update: Preliminary Work Underway at Public Place Site
As promised by officials earlier this week, some preliminary site work has gotten underway at the contaminated Public Place property in Gowanus for which a large mixed-use development has been proposed. This phase of work involves clearing the site of shrubs and trees and removing concrete. The development itself still has to go through a long approval process and must be preceded by a site cleanup. There are many concerns among residents about contamination on the site and concerns about proper monitoring of the work.