File #: Res 1692-2013    Version: * Name: LU 766 - Zoning, South Street Seaport, Manhattan (C 130052 ZMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 3/20/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130052 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 766).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-20-13
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130052 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 766).
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
      WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on February 8, 2013 its decision dated February 6, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by South Street Seaport Limited Partnership, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section Nos. 12b and 12d, changing the zoning designation of certain property from a C2-8 District to a C4-6 District which, in conjunction with its related actions, would facilitate the redevelopment of the existing Pier 17 building, a three-story retail structure on a 181,200 square-foot zoning lot on Pier 17.  The project is generally located at 95 South Street (Block 73, parts of Lot 8 and Lot 10, and part of Marginal Street, Wharf or Place) zoning text amendment would facilitate the establishment of the Special Hudson Square District in Community District 1 (ULURP No. C 130052 ZMM), Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications N 130080 ZRM (L.U. No. 767), a Zoning Text Amendment relating to Section 91-60 (REGULATIONS FOR THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT) to add a new section, 96-664, to change the allowable hours of operation for the proposed waterfront public access areas; C 130053 ZSM (L.U. No. 768), a Special permit pursuant to Section 74-743(a)(2) to modify the yard requirements of Section 62-322 (Rear yards and waterfront yards) within a Large-Scale General Development; C 130054 ZSM (L.U. No. 769), a Special Permit pursuant to Section 74-744(c) to modify the surface area and the height of signs requirements of Sections 32-64 and 32-65 within Large-Scale General Development; C 130055 ZSM (L.U. No. 770), a Special Permit pursuant to Section 62-834 to modify the use regulations of Section 62-241 (Uses on existing piers and platforms) and the height and setback and building length requirements of Section 62-342 (Developments on piers); N 130056 ZAM (L.U. No. 771), Authorization by the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Section 62-822 (a), to modify the minimum dimension requirements of 62-50 (GENEARL REQUIREMENTS FOR VISUAL CORRIDORS AND WATERFRONT PUBLIC ACCESS AREAS); C 130059 PPM (L.U. No. 772), a Disposition of one City-owned property (Block 73, p/o Lot 10, p/o Lot 8, and p/o Marginal Street, Wharf of Place);
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 March 14, 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, the negative declaration (CEQR No. 12DME007M) issued on August 28, 2012 (the "Negative Declaration") and the CEQR Technical Memorandum dated March 19, 2013 (the "Technical Memorandum");
      The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the Negative Declaration and the Technical Memorandum.
      Pursuant to Section 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 130052 ZMM and the Technical Memorandum, 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 Nos. 12b and 12d, from a C2-8 District to a C4-6 District for the property bounded by South Street, Brooklyn Bridge, the U.S. Pierhead Line, and a line 1250 feet easterly of the southerly prolongation of the westerly street line of Old Slip (westerly portion),  as  shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated September 4, 2012, Community District 1, Borough of Manhattan.
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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