Gowanus residents fear Lightstone’s canal-side residential construction

New York /
Aug.August 24, 2012 10:00 AM

Lightstone Group’s ambitious plans to build 700 residential units near the Gowanus Canal, on a site Toll Brothers was reprimanded for trying to develop two years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program, has met some resistance (note: correction appended). The New York Post reported that Brooklyn residents met with the developer to voice their concerns.

“I’ve had five feet of raw sewage in my basement during a flash flood,” Richard Beanman, a Gowanus resident, told Lightstone. “You’re increasing the sewage by 700 toilets, 700 showers, 700 sinks. They need to [assure] the people who live here that our basements won’t flood.”

Though Lightstone has yet to acquire title to the property, reports emerged in late July that the developer had approached the community with plans to modify Toll’s preexisting plans for the 600,000-square-foot development at 363-379 Bond Street. Lightstone, which intends to include affordable housing, told The Real Deal that the proposal would not be affected by the decade-long Gowanus Canal clean-up process and could break ground as early as 2013. [Post] — Adam Fusfeld


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
City Planning Commissioner Chair Marisa Lago (Getty, Dept. of City Planning)
Gowanus rezoning gets green light
Gowanus rezoning gets green light
Judge Katherine Levine (Getty)
Gowanus rezoning may move forward as soon as Monday
Gowanus rezoning may move forward as soon as Monday
Lightstone Group CEO Mitchell Hochberg and Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano with a rendering of The Moxy Williamsburg (Getty, Lightstone, iStock)
Marriott, Lightstone Group bet on hotel recovery
Marriott, Lightstone Group bet on hotel recovery
Judge Katherine Levine and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Levine via Facebook; Getty)
De Blasio admin at crossroads with Gowanus rezoning suit
De Blasio admin at crossroads with Gowanus rezoning suit
City attorneys say an executive order signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio should spell the end of a lawsuit holding up the Gowanus rezoning (Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
De Blasio wades into Gowanus rezoning, seeks dismissal of lawsuit
De Blasio wades into Gowanus rezoning, seeks dismissal of lawsuit
Rendering of 300 Huntington Street (Monadnock Development, iStock)
No parking? No problem for Monadnock project in Gowanus
No parking? No problem for Monadnock project in Gowanus
Judge Katherine Levine and Gowanus (Getty, iStock/Illustration by Alexis Manrodt for The Real Deal)
Gowanus rezoning inches ahead
Gowanus rezoning inches ahead
 Judge Katherine Levine (Levine via Facebook; Getty)
Judge partially lifts restraining order on Gowanus rezoning application
Judge partially lifts restraining order on Gowanus rezoning application
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...