Park Slope Neighbors has initiated a campaign asking Whole Foods to make several alterations to the design for the market it plans to open next year at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street.

Whole Foods, which has garnered acclaim for its commitment to organic and natural food products, excellent employment practices and all-around good corporate citizenship, plans to build a 64,000-square-foot store along the Gowanus Canal, its first in Brooklyn.

PSN, while welcoming Whole Foods to the neighborhood, is asking the company to alter some aspects of its design. The requests include:

  • A reduction in the number of parking spaces by at least 100 from the currently planned 420
  • The elimination of the rooftop parking lot in favor of a green roof or solar panels
  • The implementation of a comprehensive transportation-management plan, including jitney service to mass-transit connection points, free van service home for customers, and ample bicycle parking