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File #: Res 0651-2018    Version: * Name: Ratifying the Speaker’s authorization to bring legal action on behalf of the Council in the matter captioned The Council of the City of New York, et al., v. The Department of City Planning, et al.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 12/11/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution ratifying the Speaker's authorization to bring legal action on behalf of the Council in the matter captioned The Council of the City of New York, et al., v. The Department of City Planning, et al.
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 651, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript, 4. December 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-11-18, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 11, 2018
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12/11/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Corey D. Johnson City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Finance Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2018*Corey D. Johnson Committee on Finance P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available

Preconsidered Res. No. 651

 

Resolution ratifying the Speaker’s authorization to bring legal action on behalf of the Council in the matter captioned The Council of the City of New York, et al., v. The Department of City Planning, et al.

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Members Chin, Lander, Salamanca and Ampry-Samuel

 

Whereas, On December 5, 2018, the City Planning Commission (CPC) approved three modifications to the 1972 Two Bridges Large Scale Residential Development (LSRD) permit; and

Whereas, CPC has approved these modifications as purported “minor modifications” to an existing special permit that governs development in the Two Bridges LSRD special permit, and

Whereas, The three proposed skyscrapers that are the subject of the CPC approval will be approximately 1,008 feet in height and 80 stories, approximately 748 feet and 62 stories, and approximately 730 feet in height and 63 stories; and

Whereas, The City Charter requires that projects of such magnitude and with such additional adverse impacts be submitted as requests for new permits subject to public review pursuant to the uniform land use review process (ULURP); and

Whereas, DCP and CPC have deprived the City Council of its plenary authority to approve, approve with modifications, and disapprove land use decisions subject to ULURP; and

Whereas, on December 7, 2018, the City Council and the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer commenced the action captioned The Council of the City of New York, et al. v. The Department of City Planning of the City of New York, et al.; now

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York ratifies the Speaker’s authorization to bring legal action on behalf of the Council in the matter captioned The Council of the City of New York, et al. v. The Department of City Planning of the City of New York, et al.

 

 

12/7/2018

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