Gowanus Lowlands Vision. Rendering via Gowanus Canal Conservancy and SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPCLast night at the Bell House, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy unveiled its visionary plan for Gowanus, titled Gowanus Lowlands: A Blueprint for NYC’s Next Great Park. Two years in the making, the Gowanus Lowlands plan is by the landscape architecture firm SCAPE, who took on one of the Conservancy’s main objectives: to ensure community participation in shaping the watershed, bringing the neighborhood back to the waterway in a safe and healthy way, while highlighting the canal’s rich history that dates back to the founding of the United States. As the Conservancy highlights in a press release, “Residents, workers and visitors will be able to fully engage with all Gowanus has to offer, from its native plants and wildlife, to its thriving industry, to its hidden creeks and hypnotic waterway.”
Gowanus Lowlands Vision. Rendering via Gowanus Canal Conservancy and SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPC
Gowanus Lowlands Vision. Rendering via Gowanus Canal Conservancy and SCAPE Landscape Architecture DPCThe next steps for the Conservancy and SCAPE is to work with the community over the next 6 to 9 months to transform this initial blueprint into the Gowanus Lowlands Master Plan. As the Conservancy states, “This Master Plan will identify actionable interventions and advocacy that answer to the priorities put forth. Implementation — through collaborations with the various stakeholders involved in policy, planning and building — will bring to life the Gowanus Lowlands vision. Next, check out the Top 12 Secrets of the Gowanus Canal.