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File #: Res 1652-2017    Version: * Name: LU 723 - Zoning, DOWNTOWN FAR ROCKAWAY DEVELOPMENT PLAN, Queens (N 170245 HGQ)
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 Non-ULURP No. N 170245 HGQ, the designation of the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area which consists of properties located at Block 15529, Lots 9 and 10; and Block 15537, Lots 1, 5, p/o 40, 46, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 65, 71, 79, 89, 92, 94, 99, 100, 112, 128, and 130), Community District 14, Borough of Queens (L.U. No. 723).
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
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
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. 1652

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Non-ULURP No. N 170245 HGQ, the designation of the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area which consists of properties located at Block 15529, Lots 9 and 10; and Block 15537, Lots 1, 5, p/o 40, 46, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 65, 71, 79, 89, 92, 94, 99, 100, 112, 128, and 130), Community District 14, Borough of Queens (L.U. No. 723).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Richards

 

                     WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted to the Council its request dated July 27th, 2017 (the “Area Designation”), pursuant to Section 504 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law that the Council designate the following properties:

 

Block 15537, Lots:

1, 5, part of 40, 46, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 65, 71, 79, 89, 92, 94, 99, 100, 112, 128, and 130

                     

Block 15529, Lot 9 and 10

 

as described in the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Plan, dated January, 2017, as the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area (the "Area");

 

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 Department of Housing Preservation and Development, pursuant to Section 504 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law (ULURP No. N 170245 HGQ, the “Application”), recommending the Area as appropriate for urban renewal, 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, Community District 14, Borough of Queens;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 170243 (A) ZMQ (L.U. No. 721), a zoning map amendment as modified; N 170244 (A) ZRQ (L.U. No. 722), a zoning text amendment as modified; 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 Area Designation is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 504 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State;

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Area Designation on July 27, 2017;

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and other policy issues relating to the Area Designation; 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 Memoranda 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).

 

The Council finds that the Area is appropriate for urban renewal.

 

Pursuant to Section 504 of the General Municipal Law, the Council designates the Area as the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Renewal Area.

 

Adopted.

 

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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