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File #: Res 1182-2011    Version: * Name: LU 544 - Zoning, relating to defined term "Wide Street" (N 120037 ZRM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/19/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 120037 ZRM, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), relating to the defined term “wide street” in Community District 7, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 544).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-19-11
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1182
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 120037 ZRM, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning Section 12-10 (DEFINITIONS), relating to the defined term "wide street" in Community District 7, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 544).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
 
           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on December 1, 2011 its decision dated November 30, 2011 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, for an amendment to the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, to confirm that Broadway between West 94th and West 97th Streets in Manhattan is a "wide street" as such term is defined in the Zoning Resolution (Application No. N 120037 ZRM), Community District 7, Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
 
      WHEREAS, the Application is related to Application No. C 100122 MMM (L.U. No. 545),  a City Map amendment involving the elimination, discontinuance, and closing of portions of Broadway between West 94th and 97th Streets and the establishment of parkland on the eliminated portions of Broadway;
 
          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 December 14, 2011;
 
           WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and
 
      WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Negative Declaration, issued on August 9, 2011 (CEQR No. 11DPR015M);
 
RESOLVED:
 
      The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment.
 
 
Pursuant to Section 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in this report, N 120037 ZRM, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision.
 
           The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended as follows:  
 
Matter in underline is new, to be added;
Matter in Strikeout is old, to be deleted;
Matter within #    # is defined in Section 12-10;
*** indicates where unchanged text appears in the Zoning Resolution
 
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12-10
DEFINITIONS
 
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Street, wide (10/17/07)
 
A "wide Street' is any #street# 75 feet or more in width.  [ADD PROPOSED SPACE BETWEEN LINES HERE]
In C5-3, C6-4 or C6-6 Districts, when a #front lot line# of a #zoning lot# adjoins a portion of a #street# whose average width is 75 feet or more and whose minimum width is 65 feet, such portion of a #street# may be considered a #wide street#; or when a #front lot line# adjoins a portion of a #street# 70 feet or more in width, which is between two portions of a #street# 75 feet or more in width, and which portion is less than 700 feet in length, such portion may be considered a #wide street#, and in that case, for the purposes of the height and setback regulations and the measurement of any #publicly accessible open area# or #arcade#, the #street line# shall be considered to be a continuous line connecting the respective #street lines# of the nearest portions of the #street# which are 75 feet or more in width.
 
In Community District 7 in the Borough of Manhattan, the roadways of Broadway between West 94th and West 97th Streets which are separated by mapped #public park# shall each be considered a #wide street#.
 
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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 December 19, 2011, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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