File #: Res 1726-2013    Version: * Name: LU 783 - Zoning, Hudson River between West 15th St & West 16th St, Manhattan (C 130100 ZMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/9/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130100 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 783).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-9-13
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130100 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 783).
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
      WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 8, 2013 its decision dated March 6, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by Hudson River Park Trust and Hudson Eagle LLC, 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 actions would facilitate the redevelopment of Pier 57, an existing structure located in the Hudson River between West 15th Street and West 16th Street at 25 Eleventh Avenue (Block 662, Lot 3 part of Marginal Street Wharf or Place), Community District 4 (ULURP No. C 130100 ZMM), Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications C 130101 ZSM (L.U. No. 784), a special permit pursuant to Section 62-834 to modify the use regulations of Section 62-241 (Uses on existing piers and platforms), the waterfront yard requirements of Section 62-332 (Rear yards and waterfront yards), the height and setback requirements of Section 62-342 (Developments on piers), the waterfront public access requirements of Section 62-57 (Requirements for Supplemental Public Access Areas), and the visual corridor requirements of Section 62-513 (Permitted obstructions in visual corridors); C 130102 ZSM (L.U. No. 785), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-922 to allow large retail establishments (Use Group 6 and 10A uses) with no limitation on floor area; and C 130103 ZSM (L.U. No. 786), a special permit pursuant to Section 13-561 to allow an enclosed attended accessory parking garage with a maximum capacity of 74 spaces;
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 April 3, 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 Environmental Impact Statement ("FEIS") for which a Notice of Completion was issued on February 22, 2013 (CEQR No. 11HRP001M);
Having considered the FEIS with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:
(1)            The FEIS 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 Action adopted herein is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and
    2. The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS 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.
    1.           The Decision together with the FEIS 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 130100 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. 8b, from an M2-3 District to an M1-5 District property bounded by:
1.      a line perpendicular to the U.S. Bulkhead Line and passing through a point along such line at a distance of 80 feet southerly (as measured along the U.S. Bulkhead Line) from the point of intersection of the westerly prolongation of the southerly street line of West 16th Street and the U.S. Bulkhead Line;
2.      a line midway between 11th Avenue and the U.S. Bulkhead Line;
3.      a line 375 feet southerly of Course No. 1; and
4.      the U.S. Pierhead Line;
as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated November 5, 2012, Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan.
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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 April 9, 2013, on file in this office.
                                                                              City Clerk, Clerk of The Council