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File #: Res 1917-2013    Version: * Name: LU 897 - Cypress Hills Senior Housing (20145044 HAK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 8/22/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 137 Jamaica Avenue (Block 3487, part of Lot 20), Borough of Brooklyn; waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Article 16 of New York General Municipal Law and granting a tax exemption pursuant to the Real Property Tax Law Section 422 (Preconsidered L.U. No. 897; 20145044 HAK).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-22-13
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1917
 
 
Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 137 Jamaica Avenue (Block 3487, part of Lot 20), Borough of Brooklyn; waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Article 16 of New York General Municipal Law and granting a tax exemption pursuant to the Real Property Tax Law Section 422 (Preconsidered L.U. No. 897; 20145044 HAK).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Levin
 
        WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on July 23, 2013 its request dated July 8, 2013 that the Council take the following actions regarding the following Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 137 Jamaica Avenue (Block 3487, part of Lot 20), Borough of Brooklyn (the "Disposition Area"):
 
       1.      Find that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality and that the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law;
 
        2.      Waive the area designation requirement of Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section;
 
       3.      Waive the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law;
 
       4.      Approve the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; and
 
       5.      Approve a partial exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law (the "Tax Exemption");
 
        WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is an eligible area as defined in Section 692 of the General Municipal Law, and consists of the construction of no more than ninety dwelling units financed by the federal government and restricted to occupancy by the elderly and does not require any change in land use permitted under the New York City Zoning Resolution;
 
 
        WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on August 19, 2013;
 
        WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use, environmental and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Project;
 
RESOLVED:
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an urban development action area project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.
 
        The Council waives the area designation requirement of the Disposition Area as an urban development action area under Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section.
 
        The Council waives the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.
 
        The Council approves the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.
 
          The Project shall be disposed of and developed upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council, a copy of which is attached hereto.
 
The Council approves a partial Tax Exemption as follows:
 
       a.      All of the value of the property included in the housing project, including both Disposition Area and improvements, shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, from the date of conveyance of the land to the Sponsor until the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the housing project.
 
      b.      All of the value of the property included in the housing project (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, commencing upon the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the housing project (or, if the housing project is constructed in stages, upon the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for each such stage) ("Effective Date") and terminating upon the earlier to occur of (i) the date the HUD mortgage is satisfied, or (ii) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date ("Expiration Date"); provided, however, that the Sponsor shall make an annual real estate tax payment commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.
 
      c.      Commencing upon the Effective Date and during each year thereafter until the Expiration Date, the Sponsor shall make real estate tax payments in the sum of (i) $39,225, which is ten percent (10%) of the annual shelter rent for the housing project, as determined by HPD in accordance with the formula agreed upon with HUD, plus (ii) an additional amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount by which the total contract rents applicable to the housing project for that year (as adjusted and established pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended) exceed the total contract rents which are authorized as of the Effective Date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the total annual real estate tax payment by the Sponsor shall not at any time exceed the lesser of either (i) seventeen percent (17%) of the contract rents, or (ii) the amount of real estate taxes that would otherwise be due in the absence of any form of tax exemption or abatement provided by any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation.
 
      d.      In consideration of such tax exemption, the Sponsor, for so long as the partial tax exemption provided hereunder shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits, if any, of additional or concurrent real property tax abatement and/or tax exemption which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation.
               
Adopted.
 
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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 August 22, 2013, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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                                                                 City Clerk, Clerk of The Council