File #: Res 1881-2013    Version: * Name: LU 862 - Zoning, Special Governors Island District (GI), Manhattan (C 130190 ZMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/24/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130190 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 862).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-24-13, 2. Committee Report
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130190 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 862).
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
      WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on June 7, 2013 its decision dated June 5, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by Governors Island Corporation d/b/a The Trust for Governors Island, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section No. 16a, to establish the Special Governors Island District in Community District 1, (ULURP No. C 130190 ZMM), Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to application N 130189(A) ZRM (L.U. No. 861), an amendment to the Zoning Resolution creating the Special Governors Island District, 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 July 22, 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 Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement ("FSGEIS") for which a Notice of Completion was issued on May 23, 2013 (CEQR No. 11DME007M);
Having considered the FSGEIS with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:
(1)       The FSGEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;
(2)       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
(3)      The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FSGEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the approval, in accordance with an environmental commitment letter, dated May 31, 2013, from The Trust for Governors Island and acknowledged and accepted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, those project components related to the environment and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable; and
(4)         The Decision together with the FSGEIS 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 130190 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. 16a by establishing a Special Governors Island District (GI) bounded by a line 2675 feet northeasterly from the southwesterly point of Governors Island as measured along a line perpendicular to said line and bisecting the angle formed by the southwesterly boundary lines of Governors Island, and the northerly, northeasterly and southeasterly shorelines of Governors Island, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated February 19, 2013, Community District 1, Borough of Manhattan.
       Office of the City Clerk, }
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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 July 24, 2013, on file in this office.
                                                                              City Clerk, Clerk of The Council