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File #: Res 2105-2009    Version: * Name: LU 1131 - UDAAP, 21 Avenue C, Manhattan (20095673HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/29/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an amendment to the tax exemption for property in an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 21 Avenue C (Block 385, Lot 38), Borough of Manhattan, pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (L.U. No. 1131; 20095673 HAM).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Daniel R. Garodnick
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Press Release, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7/29/09

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 2105

 

Resolution approving an amendment to the tax exemption for property in an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 21 Avenue C (Block 385, Lot 38), Borough of Manhattan, pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (L.U. No. 1131; 20095673 HAM).

 

By Council Members Katz and Garodnick

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 28, 2009 its request dated May 18, 2009 that the Council take the following action regarding the following property (the "Project") located at 21 Avenue C (Block 385, Lot 38), Community District 3, Borough of Manhattan (the "Exemption Area"):

 

                     Approve, pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law a full tax exemption;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Exemption Area is contained in an Urban Development Action Area Project (20025434 HAM) that was approved by the Council on June 26, 2002 (L.U. 195, Res. No. 374 of 2002);

 

                        WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on July 27, 2009;

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council approves the full tax exemption as follows:

 

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

 

(a)                                          “Effective Date” shall mean August 19, 2002, the date of conveyance of the                      Exemption Area to the HDFC.

 

(b)                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York, identified as Block 385, Lot 38 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 UHAB Housing Development Fund Corporation.

 

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

 

(f)                     “New Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxes provided hereunder with respect to the Exemption Area.

 

(g)                     “Prior Exemption” shall mean the partial exemption from real property taxation for the Exemption Area approved by the City Council on June 26, 2002 (Res. No. 374).

 

(h)                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean the regulatory agreement between HPD and the HDFC of the Exemption Area, providing that, for a term of 40 years, shares of ownership to seventeen (17) units must, upon vacancy, be sold to families whose incomes do not exceed 120% of area median income, while shares of ownership to the one remaining unit must, upon vacancy, be sold to a family whose income does not exceed 165% of the area median income.

 

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                       improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use),                      shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, for                      a period commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.                      

 

4.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary:

 

(a)                                          The New Exemption shall not become effective until both HPD and the HDFC enter                      into the Regulatory Agreement.

 

(b)                     The New Exemption shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the housing project is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the housing project is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Agreement and such non-compliance constitutes an event of default under the Regulatory Agreement, or (iii) the 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 HDFC and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than (60) days. If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the New Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

(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 date of the Regulatory Agreement.

 

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

 

5.                     In consideration of the New Exemption, the owner of the Exemption Area shall, for so long as the New Exemption shall remain in effect, waive the benefits, if any,  of additional or concurrent real property tax abatement and/or tax exemption 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 July 29, 2009, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

 

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