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File #: Res 1650-2017    Version: * Name: LU 721 - Zoning, DOWNTOWN FAR ROCKAWAY DEVELOPMENT PLAN, Queens (C170243(A)ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 9/7/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 170243(A) ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 721).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Land Use Calendar - Week of July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 2. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017, 3. Hearing Transcript - Zoning 7-27-17, 4. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 7-27-17, 5. Land Use Calendar - Week of August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017, 6. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 7. September 7, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-7-17, 9. Committee Report, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 7, 2017
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9/7/2017*David G. Greenfield City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/22/2017*David G. Greenfield Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1650

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 170243(A) ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 721).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Richards

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on July 10, 2017 its decision dated July 10, 2017 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by New York City Economic Development Corporation, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section Nos. 25b and 31a, which in conjunction with the related actions would facilitate the Downtown Far Rockaway Development Plan, a comprehensive planning, zoning, and redevelopment strategy aimed at supporting Downtown Far Rockaway’s growth and vitality by fostering a vibrant mix of residential, commercial, and community facility uses on vacant and underutilized sites near mass transit resources and along the area’s primary corridors, (ULURP No. C 170243(A) ZMQ), Community District 14, Borough of Queens (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications N 170244 (A) ZRQ (L.U. No. 722), a zoning text amendment as modified; N 170245 HGQ (L.U. No. 723), designation of the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area; C 170246 HUQ (L.U. No. 724), Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Plan; C 170247 HDQ (L.U. No. 725), disposition of City-owned property within the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area; and C 170248 PPQ (L.U. No. 726), disposition of City-owned property;

 

WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on July 27, 2017;

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on June 29, 2017 (CEQR No. 16DME010Q), which identified significant adverse impacts with respect to hazardous materials, air quality and noise which would be avoided  through the placement of (E) designations (E-415) and the Technical Memoranda dated April 26, 2017, and August 31, 2017, (the “Technical Memoranda”);

 

RESOLVED:

 

Having considered the FEIS and the Technical Memorandum with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:

                      

(1)                     The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;

 

(2)                                          Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the action is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and

 

(3)                                          The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the approval, those mitigation measures that were identified as practicable; and

 

(4)                                          The Decision, together with the FEIS and the Technical Memorandum, constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).

 

Pursuant to Section 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in the report, C 170243(A) ZMQ, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision as follows:

                     

The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended by changing the Zoning Map, Section Nos. 25b and 31a:

 

1.                     eliminating from within an existing R3X District a C1-2 District bounded by a line perpendicular to the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street distant 150 feet southeasterly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street and the southeasterly street line of Central Avenue, a line 150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, and Nameoke Street;

 

2.                     eliminating from within an existing R5 District a C1-2 District bounded by:

a.                     Dix Avenue, Redfern Avenue, Mott Avenue, Beach 22nd Street, a line 200 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 200 feet southerly of Mott Avenue, and a line 200 feet westerly of Beach Channel Drive and its southerly prolongation; and

 

b.                     a line midway between Augustina Avenue and Central Avenue, Neilson Street and its northwesterly centerline prolongation, a line 150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, a line perpendicular to the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street distant 150 feet southeasterly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street and the southeasterly street line of Central Avenue, and Nameoke Avenue and its southeasterly centerline prolongation; 

 

3.                     eliminating from within an existing R5 District a C2-2 District bounded by Mott Avenue, Beach 18th Street, a line 200 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Nameoke Street, Cornaga Avenue, Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southeasterly of Cornaga Avenue, Beach 19th Street, Cornaga Avenue, and a line midway between Beach 20th Street and Beach 19th Street;

 

4.                     changing from a C4-2 District to an R5 District property bounded by a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 19th Street, a line 200 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, and the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 21st Street;

 

5.                     changing from an R5 District to an R6 District property bounded by

 

a.                     a line 150 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Beach Channel Drive, a line 115 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Redfern Avenue, Mott Avenue, Beach 22nd Street, a line 200 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 200 feet southerly of Mott Avenue, and a line 200 feet westerly of Beach Channel Drive and its southerly prolongation;

 

b.                     Augustina Avenue, Neilson Street and its northwesterly centerline prolongation, the southwesterly prolongation of a line 200 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, a line perpendicular to the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street distant 150 feet southeasterly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street and the southeasterly street line of Central Avenue, Nameoke Avenue and its southeasterly centerline prolongation;

                     

c.                     Mott Avenue, Beach 18th Street, a line 200 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Nameoke Street, Cornaga Avenue, the southeasterly centerline prolongation of Nameoke Street, a line 125 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, Mott Avenue, a line 110 feet northwesterly of Caffrey Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, a line 150 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southeasterly of Cornaga Avenue, Beach 19th Street, a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 19th Street, Cornaga Avenue, and a line midway between Beach 20th Street and Beach 19th Street; and

 

d.                     a line perpendicular to the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street distant 100 feet southerly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street and the southeasterly street line of Beach 22nd Street, a line midway between Beach 22nd Street and Beach 21st Street, Cornaga Avenue, and a line 100 feet easterly of Beach 22nd Street; and

 

6.                     changing from a C4-2 District to an R6 District property bounded by Mott Avenue, Central Avenue, Bayport Place, a line 150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, Foam Place, Beach 18th Street, Mott Avenue, a line midway between Beach 20th Street and Beach 19th Street, Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 19th Street, a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, and Beach 21st Street and its southerly centerline prolongation;

 

7.                     changing from a C8-1 District to an R6 District property bounded by

 

a.                     Central Avenue, the southeasterly centerline prolongation of Nameoke Avenue, Nameoke Street, a line 150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, and Bayport Place; and

 

b.                     Beach 22nd Street, Mott Avenue, Beach 21st Street, Cornaga Avenue, a line midway between Beach 22nd Street and Beach 21st Street, and a line perpendicular to the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street distant 100 feet southerly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street and the southeasterly street line of Beach 22nd Street;

 

8.                     changing from an M1-1 District to an R6 District property bounded by Redfern Avenue, a line 150 feet northeasterly of Nameoke Avenue, Brunswick Avenue, and Nameoke Avenue;

 

9.                     changing from a C4-2 District to an R7-1 District property bounded by the centerline of the Long Island Rail Road Right-Of-Way (Far Rockaway Branch), Bayport Place and its northwesterly centerline prolongation, Central Avenue, and Mott Avenue;

 

10.                     changing from a C8-1 District to an R7-1 District property bounded by Redfern Avenue, Nameoke Avenue, Central Avenue, Bayport Place and its northwesterly centerline prolongation, the centerline of the Long Island Rail Road Right-Of-Way (Far Rockaway Branch), and Mott Avenue;

 

11.                     establishing within an existing R5 District a C2-4 District bounded by Dix Avenue, a line 50 feet easterly of Beach Channel Drive, a line 115 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Beach Channel Drive, a line 150 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, and a line 200 feet westerly of Beach Channel Drive;

 

12.                     establishing within a proposed R5 District a C2-4 District bounded by a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 19th Street, a line 200 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 21st Street;

 

13.                     establishing within a proposed R6 District a C2-4 District bounded by:

 

a.                     a line 150 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Beach Channel Drive, a line 115 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Redfern Avenue, Mott Avenue, Central Avenue, Nameoke Avenue, Augustina Avenue, the northwesterly centerline prolongation of Neilson Street, Central Avenue, Nameoke Street, a line 150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, Foam Place, Beach 18th Street, a line 200 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Nameoke Street, Cornaga Avenue, Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southeasterly of Cornaga Avenue, Beach 19th Street, a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 21st Street, Cornaga Avenue, a line 100 feet easterly of Beach 22nd Street, a line perpendicular to the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street distant 100 feet southerly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street and the southeasterly street line of Beach 22nd Street, Beach 22nd Street, a line 200 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 200 feet southerly of Mott Avenue, and a line 200 feet westerly of Beach Channel Drive and its southerly prolongation;

 

b.                     Redfern Avenue, a line 150 feet northeasterly of Nameoke Avenue, a line 125 feet southeasterly of Redfern Avenue, and Nameoke Avenue; and

 

c.                     a line 75 feet northwesterly of Brunswick Avenue, a line 150 feet northeasterly of Nameoke Avenue, Brunswick Avenue, and Nameoke Avenue;

 

14.                     establishing within a proposed R7-1 District a C2-4 District bounded by Redfern Avenue, Nameoke Avenue, Central Avenue, and Mott Avenue; and

 

15.                     establishing a Special Downtown Far Rockaway District bounded by Dix Avenue, a line 50 feet easterly of Beach Channel Drive, a line 115 feet southerly of Dix Avenue, Redfern Avenue, a line 150 feet northeasterly of Nameoke Avenue, Brunswick Avenue, Nameoke Avenue, Augustina Avenue, Neilson Avenue and its northwesterly centerline prolongation, a line 200 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, a line perpendicular to the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street distant 150 feet southeasterly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the northeasterly street line of Nameoke Street and the southeasterly street line of Central Avenue, Nameoke Street, a line150 feet southeasterly of Central Avenue, Foam Place, Beach 18th Street, a line 200 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Nameoke Street, Cornaga Avenue, the southeasterly centerline prolongation of Nameoke Street, a line 125 feet northeasterly of Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, Mott Avenue, a line 110 feet northwesterly of Caffrey Avenue, a line 100 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, Gateway Boulevard, a line 150 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 100 feet southeasterly of Cornaga Avenue, Beach 19th Street, a line 100 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 19th Street, a line 200 feet southerly of Cornaga Avenue, the southerly centerline prolongation of Beach 21st Street, Cornaga Avenue, a line 100 feet easterly of Beach 22nd Street, a line perpendicular to the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street distant 100 feet southerly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the easterly street line of Beach 22nd Street and the southeasterly street line of Beach 22nd Street, Beach 22nd Street, a line 200 feet southwesterly of Mott Avenue, a line 200 feet southerly of Mott Avenue, and a line 200 feet westerly of Beach Channel Drive and its southerly prolongation;

 

as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated April 26, 2017, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-415, Community District 14, Borough of Queens.

 

Adopted.

 

                       Office of the City Clerk, }

The City of New York,  } ss.:

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on September 7, 2017, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council