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File #: Res 1746-2013    Version: * Name: LU 800 - Planning, 151-53 W 145th St, 155-57 W 145th St, 2468-70 Seventh Ave (20135449 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/25/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving a real property tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law for an Exemption Area located at 151-53 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 11), 155-57 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 10) and 2468-70 Seventh Avenue (Block 2029, Lot 33), Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 800; 20135449 HAM).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-25-13
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1746
 
 
Resolution approving a real property tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law for an Exemption Area located at 151-53 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 11), 155-57 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 10) and 2468-70 Seventh Avenue (Block 2029, Lot 33), Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 800; 20135449 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Levin
 
       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on March 21, 2013 its request dated March 11, 2013 that the Council take the following actions regarding a tax exemption for real property located at 151-53 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 11), 155-57 West 145th Street (Block 2014, Lot 10) and 2468-70 Seventh Avenue (Block 2029, Lot 33), Community District 10, Borough of Manhattan (the "Exemption Area"):
 
             Approve an exemption of the Exemption Area from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (the "Tax Exemption");
 
        WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on April 16, 2013; and
 
        WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Exemption Area;
 
RESOLVED:
 
The Council approves the Tax Exemption as follows:
 
1.      For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
 
(a)       "Effective Date" shall mean the later of (i) the date of conveyance of the Exemption Area to the HDFC and (ii) the date that HPD and the HDFC enter into the Regulatory Agreement.
 
(b)       "Exemption" shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder.
 
(c)       "Exemption Area" shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Manhattan, City and State of New York, identified as:
 
Block 2014, Lot 11 on the Tax Map of the City of New York,
Block 2014, Lot 10, on the Tax Map of the City of New York,
Block 2029, Lot 33, on the Tax Map of the City of New York.
 
 (d)       "Expiration Date" shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date, (ii) the date of the expiration or termination of the Regulatory Agreement, or (iii) the date upon which the Exemption Area ceases to be owned by either a housing development fund company or an entity wholly controlled by a housing development fund company.
 
(e)       "HDFC" shall mean West 145th Harlem Housing Development Fund Corporation.
 
(f)       "HPD" shall mean the Department of Housing Preservation and Development of the City of New York.
 
(g)       "Owner" shall mean the HDFC or any future owner of the Exemption Area.
 
(h)       "Regulatory Agreement" shall mean the regulatory agreement between HPD and the HDFC establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area during the term of the Exemption.
 
2.      All of the value of the property in the Exemption Area, including both the land and any improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use) shall be exempt from real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.
 
3.      Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary, the Exemption shall  terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the Regulatory Agreement, (iii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of any other agreement with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York, or (vi) the demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Exemption Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD. HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to the Owner and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than (60) days. If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the Exemption shall prospectively terminate.
 
4.      The Exemption shall not apply to any building constructed on the Exemption Area which did not have a permanent certificate of occupancy or equivalent document satisfactory to HPD recording the occupancy and configuration of the building on the Effective Date.   
 
5.      In consideration of the Exemption, the Owner of the Exemption Area, (i) execute and record the Regulatory Agreement, and (ii) for so long as the Exemption shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits of any additional or concurrent exemption from or abatement of real property taxation which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state or federal law, rule or regulation.
 
 
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 April 25, 2013, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                              City Clerk, Clerk of The Council