Preservation Issues

Conservancy Supports Saving Industrial History of Gowanus

The Conservancy has urged the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to act quickly to protect the many landmark eligible properties in Gowanus, a unique area marked for rezoning.

Read our Letter to LPC

The Gowanus neighborhood contains many surviving examples of Brooklyn’s industrial heritage. Any changes to the zoning must take into consideration the area’s history and preserve the important sites that are a reminder of the Borough’s robust commercial history. The Commission must protect the structures that should not be lost in the rush to redevelop the area.

Photos of Gowanus