Toll Brothers Presenting Gowanus Vision Tonight
The Toll Brothers are coming. Well, not Bob Toll himself, but some company representatives (most likely Development VP David Von Sprecklesen) to make a presentation on the big and controversial proposal for housing on the Gowanus Canal. The presentation will be a committee of Community Board 6, which this week weighed in a with a long list of issues that it suggests be addressed in the environmental review of the development. Significantly, the Board identified a wide range of environmental issues on the property that weren't in a document prepared by the developer based on historic use of the property for the manufacture of lead-based paint and a number of oil-related uses. Here's what CB6 says about tonight's meeting:
Informational presentation by representative for Toll Brothers, Inc. of a pre-certified application, known as 363-365 Bond Street, that would allow the redevelopment of two blocks fronting on the Gowanus Canal including the block bounded by 2nd Street, the canal, 1st Street and Bond Street (Block 458, Lot 1) and part of the adjacent block bounded by Carroll Street, the canal, 1st Street and Bond Street (Block 452, Lot 1 and 15) with a mixed-use development. The proposed project would result in approximately 447 dwelling units, 1,500 gross square footage (gsf) of neighborhood retail space, 1,500 gsf of community facility space, 260 below-grade parking spaces and 0.6-acres of publicly accessible open space along the Gowanus Canal.The meeting starts at 6PM and will take place in the auditorium at PS 32, which is located at 317 Hoyt Street.