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File #: Res 1362-2012    Version: * Name: LU 608 - UDAAP, 500/539 Union Ave, Bronx (C 120164 HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/31/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 120164 HAX, approving the designation of property located at 500/539 Union Avenue (Block 2582, Lots 47, 64 and 65), Borough of the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 608; C 120164 HAX).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-31-12
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1362
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 120164 HAX, approving the designation of property located at 500/539 Union Avenue (Block 2582, Lots 47, 64 and 65), Borough of the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 608; C 120164 HAX).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Levin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on April 27, 2012 its decision dated April 25, 2012 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter and Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State regarding:
 
a)      the designation of property located at 500/539 Union Avenue (Block 2582, Lots 47, 64 and 65), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area");
 
b)      an Urban Development Action Area Project for such area (the "Project"); and
 
pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to facilitate development of an eight-story building, a thirteen-story building and a fifteen- story building with a total of approximately 428 dwelling units, 20,910 square feet of community facility space, 36,770 square feet of commercial space and 155 accessory parking spaces (the "Disposition"), Community District 1, Borough of the Bronx (ULURP No. C 120164 HAX) (the "Application");
 
      WHEREAS, the Application is related to Application C 120165 ZMX (L.U. No. 609), an amendment to the Zoning Map changing Block 2582, Lot 65 from R7-2 to R8X;
 
WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;
 
WHEREAS, the Application and Decision are subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State;
 
WHEREAS, by letter dated April 16, 2012 and submitted to the Council on April 26, 2012 the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted its request respecting the application;
 
       WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on May 22, 2012;
 
       WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Application;
 
       WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental review (CEQR No. 09HPD028X) and the Negative Declaration which was issued on January 17, 2012;
 
RESOLVED:
 
      The Council finds that the action described herein shall have no significant impact on the environment.
 
       Pursuant to Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, on the basis of the Decision and Application and based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report C 120164 HAX incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission (C 120164 HAX).
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an urban development action area project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the designation of the Disposition Area as an urban development action area pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the Project as an urban development action area project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
 
 
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 May 31, 2012, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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