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File #: Res 0390-2018    Version: * Name: LU 88 - Zoning, Willow Avenue Rezoning, Bronx (20185334 HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving a tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at Block 2562, Lots 49, 56, 58, and 60, Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx, (L.U. No. 88; Non-ULURP No. 20185334 HAX).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018, 3. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 28, 2018 - June 1, 2018, 4. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 5-18-18, 5. Hearing Transcript - Zoning 5-15-18, 6. Land Use Calendar - June 5, 2018, 7. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 5-30-18, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 9. Committee Report, 10. Resolution, 11. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting - June 7, 2018, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 7, 2018

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 390

 

Resolution approving a tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at Block 2562, Lots 49, 56, 58, and 60, Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx, (L.U. No. 88; Non-ULURP No. 20185334 HAX).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Moya

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 2, 2018 its request dated April 30, 2018 that the Council approve an exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law (the "Tax Exemption Request") for property located at Block 2562, Lots 49, 56, 58, and 60, Community District No. 1, Borough of the Bronx, Council District No. 17 (the "Exemption Area");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 180088 ZMX (L.U. No. 86),  a zoning map amendment to change an M1-2 and M1-2/R6A zoning district to M1-2/R6A and M1-4/R7D districts and to extend the adjacent MX-1 Special Mixed Use District; and N 180089 ZRX (L.U. No. 87), zoning text amendments to modify and include the project area within the MX-1 Special Mixed Use District and to Appendix F to establish a new Mandatory Housing (MIH) area;

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Tax Exemption Request on May 15, 2018; and

 

                        WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Tax Exemption Request.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law, the Council approves an exemption of the Exemption Area from real property taxes as follows:

 

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

a.                     “Company” shall mean Willow 111 LLC or a limited liability company that acquires the beneficial interest In the Exemption Area with the approval of HPD.

 

b.                      “Effective Date” shall mean the later of (i) the date of conveyance of the Exemption Area to the HDFC, or (ii) the date that HPD and the Owner enter into the Regulatory Agreement.

 

c.                     “Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder.

 

d.                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Bronx, City and State of New York, identified as Block 2562, Lots 49, 56, 58, and 60 on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

 

e.                     “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.

 

f.                     “HDFC” shall mean HP Willow Housing Development Fund Company, Inc. or a housing development fund company that acquires the Exemption Area with the prior written consent of HPD.

 

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

 

h.                     “Owner” shall mean, collectively, the HDFC and the Company.

 

i.                     “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 Exemption.

 

2.                     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, commercial or community facility 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.

 

3.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary:

 

a.                     The 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) any interest in the Exemption Area is conveyed or transferred 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 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 Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

b.                     The Exemption shall apply to all land in the Exemption Area, but shall only apply to a building on the Exemption Area that has a permanent certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy for all of the residential areas on or before five years from the Effective Date.

 

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

 

4.                     In consideration of the Exemption, the owner of the Exemption Area, for so long as the Exemption shall remain in effect, shall waive 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.

 

                        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 June 7, 2018, on file in this office.

 

 

                                               

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