Maximizing the canal's potential requires understanding what private developments are proposed to be built around the canal and looking for public space opportunities within them and between the developments and the canal. Here we look at local development plans plot by plot.

Whole Foods is coming to Third and Third:


See our Blog section for more details.

Proposed Residential Developments underway on the canal:

Hudson Companies’ Gowanus Green



Super site for a mega-development - extending between the canal and Smith Street between Huntington
and 5th Place.  Looks beautiful - but wait how tall are those buildings in the background?



The Hudson Companies
http://www.hudsoninc.com/media/2008/4.16.08.html

Rogers Marvel Architects
http://www.rogersmarvel.com/GowanusGreen.html

Reaction from the Blogsphere
Brooklyn Paper
http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/31/17/31_17_hudson_hawks_warehouse.html

Brownstoner
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2008/10/cb6_okays_toll.php
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2008/04/gowanus_green_b.php?comments=10

Curbed
http://curbed.com/archives/2008/02/27/hudson_companies_gowanus_green_revealed_in_detail.php

Gowanus Lounge
http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/2008/04/breaking-hudson-companies-to-develop.html
http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/2008/02/public-place-continued-hudson-companies.html

The Real Deal
http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/defending-gowanus


Toll Brothers’ Gowanus

The site is between Carroll and 2nd Street



Another beautiful - ah wait - how tall are those buildings?



Toll Brothers
http://www.tollbrothers.com/homesearch/servlet/HomeSearch

Reaction from the Blogsphere
Brownstoners
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2009/03/city_approved_t.php
http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2009/01/city_planning_r.php

Crain’s New York
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20090410/FREE/904109978

Gothamist
http://gothamist.com/2008/10/07/renderings_for_gowanus_condo_develo.php

Gowanus Lounge
http://gowanuslounge.blogspot.com/2008/02/starting-bell-toll-brothers-reveal.html

Pardon me for asking
http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2008/10/cb6-land-use-votes-yes-to-toll-brothers.html

The Real Deal
http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/fate-of-toll-brothers-gowanus-project-looks-positive

From the Pardon me for asking report, Chris McVoy and John Hatheway’s analysis of what the Toll Brother’s Gowanus will really look like from the Gowanus and Smith Street POVs: