File #: Res 1706-2013    Version: * Name: LU 757 - Zoning, Special Hudson Square District, Manhattan (C120380ZMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 3/13/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 120380 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 757).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. City Planning Commission Letter, 2. City Planning Commission Letter, 3. Committee Report, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-20-13
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/20/2013*Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/7/2013*Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 120380 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 757).
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
      WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on January 25, 2013 its decision dated January 23, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by The Rector, Church-Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church in the City of New York, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, which in conjunction with its related zoning text amendment would facilitate the establishment of the Special Hudson Square District, Community District 2 (ULURP No. C 120380 ZMM), Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Application N 120381(A) ZRM (L.U. No. 758), an amendment to the Zoning Resolution, establishing the Special Hudson Square District, in Article VIII, Chapter 8, and amending related sections of the Zoning Resolution;
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 February 12, 2013;
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 Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement ("FGEIS") for which a Notice of Completion was issued on January 11, 2013 and the Technical Memorandum dated March 18, 2013 (the "Technical Memorandum") (CEQR No. 12DCP045M);
Having considered the FGEIS and the Technical Memorandum with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:
(1)            The FGEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;
    1. Consistent with social, economic, and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the proposed actions adopted herein, as modified, are ones which  minimize or avoid adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and
    2. The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FGEIS and Technical Memorandum will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the approval, those project components related to the environment and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable as set forth in the Restrictive Declaration dated as of March 20, 2013 as executed on March 18, 2013, by the Rector, Church-Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church in the City of New York, with respect to the Subject Properties, as defined therein, and as further set forth in the letter dated March 13, 2013, by the New York City Department of Park and Recreation.
    1.     The Decision together with the FGEIS and Technical Memorandum constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of the decision, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).
Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 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, C 120380 ZMM, 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 by changing the Zoning Map, Section No. 12a:
1)      changing from an M1-5B District to an M1-6 District property bounded by the former centerline of the Avenue of the Americas and its southerly prolongation, Canal Street, and the Avenue of the Americas and its southerly centerline prolongation; and
2)      establishing a Special Hudson Square District bounded by West Houston Street, a line
100 feet easterly of Varick Street, Vandam Street, Avenue of the Americas, Spring Street, Avenue of the Americas and its southerly centerline prolongation, Canal Street, Hudson
Street, Spring Street, and Greenwich Street;
as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated August 20, 2012, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-288, Community District 2, Borough of Manhattan.
       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 March 20, 2013, on file in this office.
                                                                              City Clerk, Clerk of The Council