File #: Res 2065-2013    Version: * Name: LU 965 - Zoning, West 195th St, Jerome Ave, West Kingsbridge Road and Reservoir Ave, Bronx (C 140033 ZMX)
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 140033 ZMX, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 965).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-13
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 140033 ZMX, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 965).
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 an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section 3c, rezoning property from an R6 District to a C4-4 District which in conjunction with the other related actions would facilitate the development of an indoor ice arena in the Kingsbridge Heights neighborhood of the Bronx, Community District 7, (ULURP No. C 140033 ZMX), Borough of the Bronx (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the application is related to Applications C 140035 ZSX (L.U. No. 964), a Special Permit pursuant to ZR 74-41 (b) to allow an indoor arena with a maximum capacity of 5,800 seats and to modify the sign provisions of Sections 32-64 and 32-655 and the loading requirements of Section 36-62; 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)(1) of the City Charter;
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).
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 140033 ZMX, 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. 3c, changing from an R6 District to a C4-4 District property bounded by West 195th Street, Jerome Avenue, West Kingsbridge Road, and Reservoir Avenue, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated July 22, 2013, Community District 7, Borough of the Bronx.
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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 December 10, 2013, on file in this office.
                                                                              City Clerk, Clerk of The Council