There has been nothing but back and forth with that toxic parcel of land which Whole Foods owns on 3rd Street for years. They had pretty much abandoned the site, the construction fence often collapsed, as you see in this photo. Recently there has been some activity. Are they cleaning up and thinking about building again? Or cleaning up for someone else to develop for which they will receive a tax credit? I suppose it might be found out at this meeting.
From Community Board 6's email:
Feb 22 Public Safety/Environmental Protection/Permits/Licenses Committee
Presentation and discussion with representatives for Whole Foods on the resumption of environmental remediation activities at 210-230 3rd Street and 370-384 3rd Avenue (southeast corner 3rd Street/3rd Avenue).
Presentation and consideration of a letter of support for an application for a Gowanus Watershed Initiative grant that proposes various Combined Sewer Overflow reduction measures for the Gowanus Canal.
PS 32 Auditorium
317 Hoyt Street (between Union & President Sts)
Brooklyn NY 11231
Read about the recent activity going on at the site over at Pardon Me For Asking.