Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning

As part of the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning, in 2022 the City of New York has allocated $200 million for repairs and renovations at Wyckoff Gardens and Gowanus Houses.

The City will fund comprehensive in-unit renovations at all apartments at Gowanus Houses (1,134 units) and Wyckoff Gardens (528 units).

This work will include all interior apartment component replacements as identified during the scoping process, which may include but is not limited to walls, plumbing (including riser work), fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens, flooring, interior doors, electrical wiring, and lighting fixtures. Completing this work may require a phased temporary relocation of existing residents.

Gowanus Houses

Intro Presentation: English | Spanish

Visioning Report: English | Spanish

Wyckoff Gardens

Intro Presentation: English | Spanish

Community Visioning Report: English | Spanish

Resident Engagement

Large-scale construction can be disruptive, and residents may have concerns about this process.

Protecting NYCHA Resident Rights During A Comp Mod Project

  • NYCHA will fund a pool of technical advisors for residents, which residents can select from to help throughout the planning and construction process.

  • Residents’ feedback and input will drive engagement planning from the beginning and assist with selection of construction vendors.

  • Any temporary relocation required during construction will be collaboratively planned and determined as part of the resident engagement process. This will occur well in advance of the start of construction.

  • NYCHA will sign a Residents Rights & Temporary Move Contract with each tenant.

  • Residents will have the guaranteed right to return to the development after any temporary relocation, and full temporary relocation costs will be paid for by NYCHA.

NOTE: This list is not meant to be comprehensive; it’s intended to reflect alignment on several areas of discussion that have arisen out of the Comprehensive Modernization discussions.

Comp Mod Engagement by the Numbers

Meetings Held/Attended

Calls Sent
(Robocalls & Phone Banking)

Flyers Distributed & Posted




Since November 2021 (Updated Quarterly)

Additional Resources

Gowanus Rezoning POA

Contact Us

NYCHA’s Comprehensive Modernization Department
Email: compmod@nycha.nyc.gov
Phone: (212) 306-6768