Gowanus Rezoning Memory Refresh-O-Matic: Tall
It's been so long since meetings were held last year to talk about the Gowanus rezoning framework that it's almost easy to forget what was being discussed. In that sense, the discussion about the Toll Brothers Gowanus proposal has served to refresh the memory a bit. At the meeting in Carroll Gardens last week, members of the Toll Brothers team pointed out that their building, at a maximum height of 10-12 stories along the Gowanus Canal, was actually shorter than what the city was talking about possibly allowing. It was an accurate statement as the image above, from Page 42 of the Gowanus Planning Framework shows. The Department has identified six "deep blocks" between the Carroll Street Bridge and Third Street Bridge that would be suitable for buildings up to 12-14 stories tall. They are the structures in dark orange marked by green stars. The exact parameters will be unclear until the city's proposal is on the table, but it will probably allow buildings as tall as or even taller than the Toll vision. The framework can be viewed here.