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File #: Res 1110-2016    Version: * Name: LU 385 - Planning, NEW VISION COMMUNITY, Bronx (20165584 HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/8/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to approve a real property tax exemption for property located at Block 2283, Lot 33 and Block 2377, Lot 20, Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx (L.U. No. 385; 20165584 HAX).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. May 25, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 31, 2016 - June 3, 2016, 3. Land Use Calendar - June 7, 4. June 8, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-8-16, 7. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 25, 2016 held on June 8, 2016

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1110

 

Resolution to approve a real property tax exemption for property located at Block 2283, Lot 33 and Block 2377, Lot 20, Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx (L.U. No. 385; 20165584 HAX).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 3, 2016 its request dated April 25, 2016 that the Council approve a real property tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (the “New Exemption”), and termination of a prior tax exemption for properties located at Block 2283, Lot 33 and Block 2377, Lot 20, Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx (the “Exemption Area”):

 

                     WHEREAS, the original project was approved by the Board of Estimate on March 18, 1982 (Cal. No. 49) and amended by City Council on October 25, 1990 (Resolution No. 595, L.U. No. 78), (the “Prior Exemption ”);

 

WHEREAS, HPD submitted to the Council on May 3, 2016 its request dated April 25, 2016 relating to the tax exemption for the Exemption Area;

 

                     WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the New Exemption on June 2, 2016;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the New Exemption;

 

RESOLVED:

 

The Council approves the New Exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law, for the tax exemption as follows: 

 

1.                     For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

(a)                     “Effective Date” shall mean the date of repayment or refinancing of the HUD Mortgage.

 

(b)                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Bronx, City and State of New York, identified as Block 2283, Lot 33 and Block 2377, Lot 20 on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

(c)                     “Expiration Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date, (ii) the date of the expiration or termination of the Regulatory Agreement, or (iii) the date upon which the Exemption Area ceases to be owned by either a housing development fund company or an entity wholly controlled by a housing development fund company.

 

(d)                     “HDFC” shall mean New Vision Community Redevelopment Housing Development Fund Corporation.

 

(e)                     “HPD” shall mean the Department of Housing Preservation and Development of the City of New York.

 

(f)                     “HUD” shall mean the Department of Housing and Urban Development of the United States of America.

 

(g)                     "HUD Mortgage" shall mean the original loans made by HUD in connection with the Section 202 Supportive Housing Program for the Elderly, which loans were secured by mortgages on the Exemption Area.

 

(h)                     "New Exemption" shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder with respect to the Exemption Area.

 

(i)                     “Owner” shall mean the HDFC or any future owner of the Exemption Area.

 

(j)                     “Prior Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation for the Exemption Area approved by the New York City Board of Estimate on March 18, 1982 (Cal. No. 49) and October 25, 1990 (Res. No. 595), as such exemptions have thereafter been amended.

 

(k)                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean the regulatory agreement between HPD and the Owner establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area during the term of the New Exemption.

 

(l)                     “Use Agreement” shall mean a use agreement by and between the Owner and HUD which commences on or before the Effective Date, runs with the land, binds all  subsequent owners and creditors of the Exemption Area, and requires that the housing project on the Exemption Area continue to operate on terms at least as advantageous to existing and future tenants as the terms required by the original Section 202 loan agreement or any Section 8 rental assistance payments contract or any other rental housing assistance contract and all applicable federal regulations.

 

 

2.                     The Prior Exemption shall terminate upon the Effective Date.

 

3.                     All of the value of the property in the Exemption Area, including both the land and any improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), shall be exempt from real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.

 

4.                     Commencing upon the Effective Date, and during each year thereafter until the Expiration Date, the Owner shall make real property tax payments in the sum of (i) $303,458, plus (ii) an additional amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount by which the total contract rents applicable to the Exemption Area for that year (as adjusted and established pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended) exceed the total contract rents which are authorized as of the Effective Date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the total annual real property tax payment by the Owner shall not at any time exceed the amount of real property taxes that would otherwise be due in the absence of any form of exemption from or abatement of real property taxation provided by an existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation.

 

5.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary:

(a)                     The New Exemption shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Agreement, (iii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of any other agreement with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York, (iv)  the Exemption Area is conveyed to a new owner without the prior written approval of HPD, or (v) the construction or demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Exemption Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD.  HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to the Owner and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than sixty (60) days.  If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the New Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

(b)                     The New Exemption shall apply to all land in the Exemption Area, but shall only apply to buildings in the Exemption Area that exist on the Effective Date.

 

(c)                     Nothing herein shall entitle the HDFC to a refund of any real property taxes which accrued and were paid with respect to the Exemption Area prior to the Effective Date.

 

(d)                     All previous resolutions, if any, providing an exemption from or abatement of real property taxation with respect to the Exemption Area are hereby revoked.

 

6.                     In consideration of the New Exemption, prior to or simultaneous with repayment or refinancing of the HUD Mortgage, the Owner, for itself, its successors and assigns, shall (i) execute and record a Use Agreement, (ii) execute and record a Regulatory Agreement, and (iii) waive, for so long as the New Exemption shall remain in effect,  the benefits of any additional or concurrent exemption from or abatement of real property taxation which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state or federal law, rule or regulation.

 

Adopted.

 

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I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on June 8, 2016, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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