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File #: Res 2064-2013    Version: * Name: LU 964 - Zoning, Kingsbridge Armory, 29 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx (C 140035 ZSX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/10/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 140035 ZSX (L.U. No. 964), for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 74-41(b) of the Zoning Resolution to allow an indoor arena with a maximum seating capacity of 5,800 seats located within 200 feet of a Residence District, and to allow the modifications of the sign provisions of Sections 32-64 (Surface Area and Illumination Provisions) and 32-655 (Height of Signs in all other Commercial Districts), and the loading provisions of Section 36-62 (Required Off-Street Loading Berths), in connection with the conversion of an existing building (Kingsbridge Armory), on property located at 29 West Kingsbridge Road (Block 3247, Lot 10 and p/o Lot 2), in a C4-4 District, Borough of the Bronx.
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-13
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 2064
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 140035 ZSX (L.U. No. 964), for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 74-41(b) of the Zoning Resolution to allow an indoor arena with a maximum seating capacity of 5,800 seats located within 200 feet of a Residence District, and to allow the modifications of the sign provisions of Sections 32-64 (Surface Area and Illumination Provisions) and 32-655 (Height of Signs in all other Commercial Districts), and the loading provisions of Section 36-62 (Required Off-Street Loading Berths), in connection with the conversion of an existing building (Kingsbridge Armory), on property located at 29 West Kingsbridge Road (Block 3247, Lot 10 and p/o Lot 2), in a C4-4 District, Borough of the Bronx.
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on November 8, 2013 its decision dated November 6, 2013 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by KNIC Partners, LLC, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 74-41(b) of the Zoning Resolution to allow an indoor arena with a maximum seating capacity of 5,800 seats located within 200 feet of a Residence District, and to allow the modifications of the sign provisions of Sections 32-64 (Surface Area and Illumination Provisions) and 32-655 (Height of Signs in all other Commercial Districts), and the loading provisions of Section 36-62 (Required Off-Street Loading Berths), in connection with the conversion of an existing building (Kingsbridge Armory), on property located at 29 West Kingsbridge Road (Block 3247, Lot 10 and p/o Lot 2), in a C4-4 District, (ULURP No. C 140035 ZSX), Community District 7, Borough of the Bronx (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 140033 ZMX (L.U. No. 965),  proposed amendment to the Zoning Map, Section No. 3c, changing from an R6 to a C4-4 District; N 140034 ZRX (L.U. No. 966), a zoning text amendment which would allow by Special Permit, an arena with a capacity greater than 2,500 but no greater than 6,000 to be located within 200 feet of a residential district, and allow modifications of certain signage and loading berth requirements; and C 140036 PPX (L.U. No. 967), a disposition of two (2) City-owned properties (Block 3247, Lot 10 and p/o Lot 2) restricted to the approval of the Special Permit;
 
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 Section 74-41 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 December 5, 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 October 25, 2013 (CEQR No. 13DME013X).
 
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 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 FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to this approval, in accordance with an environmental commitment letter, dated October 29, 2013, from 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 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 140035 ZSX, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision, subject to the following conditions:
 
1.      The property that is the subject of this Application (C 140035 ZSX) shall be developed in size and arrangement substantially in accordance with the dimensions, specifications and zoning computations indicated on the following plans, prepared by Brisbin Brook Beynon architects and SCI Architects, PC, filed with this Application and incorporated in this resolution:
 
 
      Dwg. No.       Title                                           Last Date Revised
Z.1
Zoning Computations
10/29/2013
Z.2
Site Plan
07/23/2013
Z.3
Longitudinal & Cross Sections
07/23/2013
Z.4
Level 1/ Main Ice Level Plan
07/23/2013
Z.5
Sub Level 1 Basement Level Plan
10/29/2013
Z.6
Sub Level 2/ Cellar Level Plan
10/29/2013
Z.7
Level 2/ Balcony Level Plan
07/23/2013
Z.8
Level 3/ Upper Mezzanine Level Plan
07/23/2013
Z.9
Level 4/ Upper Ice Level Plan
07/23/2013
Z.10
Signage Plan -  North & South Proposed Elevations
07/23/2013
Z.11
Signage Plan East & West Proposed Elevations
07/23/2013
 
2.      Such development shall conform to all applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution, except for the modifications specifically granted in this resolution and 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.      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.
 
5.      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 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.
 
 
 
6.      Neither the City of New York nor its employees or agents shall have any liability for money damages by reason of the city's or such employee's or agent's 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 December 10, 2013, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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