An update from attorney Jason Zakai of Hiller, P.C., legal counsel to VOG:
“We are pleased that the Court granted our request last evening for a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the City’s impending certification of the massive Gowanus rezoning project pending a hearing. This is a huge relief to our clients and many other community members, who have serious concerns about the lack of equity, access and transparency around the project, and want a meaningful opportunity to be heard.”
What does the order mean?
The Court's order enjoins and prevents the Department of City Planning from certifying the Gowanus rezoning, proceeding with the rezoning application, or holding virtual ULURP hearings on the application, all pending a hearing slated for January 27, 2021.
That means a judge has barred the City from certifying the Gowanus rezoning on January 19, 2021, the dated it had intended.
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Here is the full order: