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File #: Res 2003-2013    Version: * Name: LU 926 - Zoning, Special St. George District, Staten Island (C 130318 ZSR)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/30/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130218 ZSR (L.U. No. 926), for the grant of a special permit pursuant Section 128-61 of the Zoning Resolution to allow a development plan for a retail outlet mall, catering facility, hotel and a public parking garage with a maximum of 1250 spaces, and an improvement plan for a Waterfront Esplanade, on property located on Parcel 2 in the North Waterfront Subdistrict (Block 2, p/o Lots 1, 5, 10 and 20) and on the Waterfront Esplanade, in an M1-1 District, within the Special St. George District in Community District 1, Borough of Staten Island.
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-13
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 2003
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 130218 ZSR (L.U. No. 926), for the grant of a special permit pursuant Section 128-61 of the Zoning Resolution to allow a development plan for a retail outlet mall, catering facility, hotel and a public parking garage with a maximum of 1250 spaces, and an improvement plan for a Waterfront Esplanade, on property located on Parcel 2 in the North Waterfront Subdistrict (Block 2, p/o Lots 1, 5, 10 and 20) and on the Waterfront Esplanade, in an M1-1 District, within the Special St. George District in Community District 1, Borough of Staten Island.
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 16, 2013 its decision dated September 11, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and St. George Outlet Development LLC, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 128-61 of the Zoning Resolution to allow a development plan for a retail outlet mall, catering facility, hotel and a public parking garage with a maximum of 1250 spaces, and an improvement plan for a Waterfront Esplanade, on property located on Parcel 2 in the North Waterfront Subdistrict (Block 2, p/o Lots 1, 5, 10 and 20) and on the Waterfront Esplanade, in an M1-1 District, within the Special St. George District (ULURP No. C 130318 ZSR), Community District 1, Borough of Staten Island (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications N 130316 ZRR (L.U. No. 923),  a zoning text amendment to establish the North Waterfront Subdistrict within the existing Special St. George District and a new special permit in Section 128-61 to permit development on designated parcels pursuant to a development plan; C 130315 ZMR (L.U. No. 924), a zoning map amendment to extend the boundaries of the existing Special St. George District to include all of the project area; C 130317 ZSR (L.U. No. 925), a special permit pursuant to Section 128-61 to permit the development of an observation wheel and accessory terminal building; the development of a public parking garage for 950 cars and 12 buses; the decking over of a railroad right-of-way; and establishing in lieu of base plane an appropriate level or levels as the reference plane; C 130319 PPR (L.U. No. 927), disposition of Parcel 1 (Block 2, part of Lot 20), a City-owned property (via application of the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services); and C 130320 PPR (L.U. No. 928), disposition of Parcel 2 (Block 2, parts of Lots 1, 5, 10 and 20), a City-owned property (via application of the NYC Dept. of Small Business Services);
 
WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(3) of the City Charter;
 
          WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has made the findings required pursuant to Sections 128-61(f) and 128-61(a)(4) of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York;
 
WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on October 2, 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 August 29, 2013 (CEQR No. 13SBS001R);
 
RESOLVED:
 
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;
 
(2)       Consistent with social, economic, and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the action to be approved is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and
 
(3)      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, in accordance with an environmental commitment letter, dated September 11, 2013, from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the St. George Outlet Development LLC, and the New York Wheel LLC, those project components related to the environment and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable; and
 
(4)         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 130318 ZSR, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision, subject to the following conditions:
 
1.      The property that is the subject of this application (C130318ZSR) shall be developed in size and arrangement in accordance with the dimensions, specifications and zoning computations indicated on the following plans, prepared by Perkins Eastman Architects and SHoP Architects, P.C. filed with this application and incorporated in this resolution:
 
Dwg. No.
Title__________________________________
Last Date Revised
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Zoning Lots Site Plan
09/09/2013
Z-001
Index
09/09/2013
Z-100
Zoning Site Plan
09/09/2013
Z-101
Site Plan
09/09/2013
Z-102
Site Sections
09/09/2013
Z-103
Site Sections
09/09/2013
Z-112
Floor Plans
09/09/2013
Z-113
Upper Floor Plans
09/09/2013
Z-117
Elevations
09/09/2013
Z-118
Elevations
09/09/2013
Z-121
Level 1 Plan - Parking Level 1 (P1)
09/09/2013
Z-122
Level 1 Plan - Parking Level 2 (P2)
09/09/2013
Z-123
Level 2 Plan - Parking Level 3 (P3)
09/09/2013
Z-124
Interim Parking Phasing Plan
09/09/2013
Z-125
Interim Parking Phasing Plan
09/09/2013
Z-126
Interim Parking Phasing Plan
09/09/2013
Z-127
Interim Parking Phasing Plan
09/09/2013
Z-128
Wall Street Modification Plan
09/09/2013
Z-131
Public Open Space Signage Plans
09/09/2013
Z-132
Public Open Space Signage & Transparency Elevations
09/09/2013
Z-133
Public Open Space Signage & Transparency Elevations
09/09/2013
Z-135
Public Space/Landscape Plan
09/09/2013
Z-136
Open Space Landscape Part Plans
09/09/2013
Z-137
Perimeter Landscape Part Plans
09/09/2013
Z-138
Landscape Details
09/09/2013
Z-139
Amenities & Furnishings Plan
09/09/2013
Z-140
Site Detail Zoning Drawings
09/09/2013
Z-141
Esplanade Improvements Part Plan
09/09/2013
Z-145
Lighting Photometric Plan
09/09/2013
Z-146
Lighting Plan
09/09/2013
 
2.      Such development shall conform to all applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution, except for as shown on the plans listed above which have been filed with this application.  All zoning computations are subject to verification and approval by the New York City Department of Buildings.
 
3.      Such development shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations relating to its construction, operation and maintenance.
 
4.      Development pursuant to this resolution shall be allowed only after the restrictive declaration, attached as Exhibit A to the City Planning Commission Decision (C 130318 ZSR), with such administrative and technical changes as are acceptable to Counsel to the City Planning Commission, has been executed and recorded by St. George Outlets LLC in the Office of the Richmond County Clerk, Such restrictive declaration shall be deemed incorporated herein as a condition of this resolution.
 
5.      All leases, subleases, or other agreements for use or occupancy of space at the subject property shall give actual notice of this special permit to the lessee, sub-lessee or occupant.
 
6.      Upon the failure of any party having any right, title or interest in the property that is the subject of this application, or the failure of any heir, successor, assign, or legal representative of such party, to observe any of the covenants, restrictions, agreements, terms or conditions of this resolution and the restrictive declaration whose provisions shall constitute conditions of the special permit hereby granted, the City Planning Commission may, without the consent of any other party, revoke any portion of or all of said special permit.  Such power of revocation shall be in addition to and not limited to any other powers of the City Planning Commission, or of any other agency of government, or any private person or entity.  Any such failure as stated above, or any alteration in the development that is the subject of this application that departs from any of the conditions listed above, is grounds for the City Planning Commission or the City Council, as applicable, to disapprove any application for modification, cancellation or amendment of the special permit hereby granted or of the restrictive declaration.
 
7.      Neither the City of New York nor its employees or agents shall have any liability for money damages by reason of the city or such employees or agents failure to act in accordance with the provisions of this special permit.
 
 
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 October 30, 2013, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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