Opponents of Gowanus rezoning plan hire heavy-hitter environmental lawyer
City Council hearing brings forth impassioned testimony
The Voice of Gowanus, a neighborhood coalition opposing the Gowanus Rezoning Plan, has retained lawyer Richard J. Lippes, who has handled environmental cases in 20 states — including representing plaintiffs in the famed Love Canal case.
Even though the City Planning Commission approved the Rezoning Plan several weeks ago, the Voice of Gowanus has vowed “to end the legally non-compliant and premature Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning Plan.”
In addition, on Tuesday, neighborhood residents, stakeholders and others testified in front of the City Council Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises, as a City Council vote is next.
This writer heard testimony from about 25 people, and while both points of view were represented, those who opposed the plan were definitely in the majority.