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File #: Res 0096-2014    Version: * Name: LU 11 - Zoning, 2nd Avenue Text Amendment, Manhattan (N130232ZRY)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 130232 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning Article III, Chapter 2 to amend Section 32-421 to permit commercial use on the second floors of buildings in C1 and C2 districts mapped within R9 and R10 districts and in C1-8, C1-9, C2-7, and C2-8 districts, Citywide (L.U. No. 11).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-26-14, 3. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2014
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 96
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 130232 ZRY, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning Article III, Chapter 2 to amend Section 32-421 to permit commercial use on the second floors of buildings in C1 and C2 districts mapped within R9 and R10 districts and in C1-8, C1-9, C2-7, and C2-8 districts, Citywide (L.U. No. 11).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Weprin
 
           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on January 10, 2014 its decision dated December 18, 2013 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by 945 Holdings, LLC, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, concerning Article III, Chapter 2 to amend Section 32-421 to permit commercial use on the second floors of buildings in C1 and C2 districts mapped within R9 and R10 districts and in C1-8, C1-9, C2-7, and C2-8 districts to facilitate the placement of 1,280 square feet of commercial (restaurant) use on the second story of a four-story building at 945 Second Avenue (Block 1324, Lot 23) (Application No. N 130232 ZRY), all Community Districts, Citywide (the "Application");
 
          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 February 11, 2014;
 
           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, the negative declaration (CEQR No. 13DCP111M) issued on April 22, 2013 (the "Negative Declaration");
 
RESOLVED:
 
      The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the Negative Declaration.
 
 
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, N 130232 ZRY, 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 as follows:  
 
Matter in underline is new, to be added;
Matter in strikeout is old, to be deleted;
Matter in #     # is defined in Section 12-10;
*   *   * indicate where unchanged text appears in the Zoning Resolution
 
 
Article III: Commercial District Regulations
 
 
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Chapter 2: Use Regulations
 
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32-421
Limitation on floors occupied by commercial uses
 
C1 C2 C3
 
In the districts indicated, in any #building#, or portion of a #building# occupied on one or more of its upper #stories# by #residential uses# or by #community facility uses#, no #commercial uses# listed in Use Group 6, 7, 8, 9 or 14 shall be located above the level of the first #story# ceiling, provided, however, that permitted #signs#, other than #advertising signs#, #accessory# to such #commercial uses# may extend to a maximum height of two feet above the level of the finished floor of the second #story#, but in no event higher than six inches below the lowest window sill of the second #story#. In any other #building#, or portion thereof, not more than two #stories# may be occupied by #commercial uses# listed in Use Group 6A, 6B, 6C, 6F, 7, 8, 9 or 14.
 
 
Non-#residential uses# listed in Use Group 6, 7, 8, 9 or 14, where permitted by the applicable district regulations, may occupy the lowest two #stories# in any #building# constructed after September 17, 1970 in C1 or C2 Districts mapped within R9 or R10 Districts or in C1-8, C1-9, C2-7 or C2-8 Districts.
 
However, in C1 or C2 Districts mapped within R9 or R10 Districts or in C1-8, C1-9, C2-7 or C2-8 Districts, non-#residential uses# listed in Use Group 6, 7, 8, 9 or 14, where permitted by the applicable district regulations, may occupy the lowest two #stories# in any #building#  constructed after September 17, 1970.  For #buildings# constructed in such districts  prior to September 17, 1970 located in Manhattan Community District Six, such non-#residential uses# may occupy the lowest two #stories# in such #building#, provided that:
 
(a)   the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission certifies to the Commissioner of Buildings that the second #story# has not been occupied by a #community facility use#, a #dwelling unit# or a #rooming unit#, notwithstanding the certificate of occupancy, if any,   for a continuous period from May 1, 2013 until a certification has been issued pursuant to this Section; and
 
(b)      the second #story# of at least one other #building# on the same #block# frontage  is occupied by a #use# listed in Use Groups 6, 7, 8, 9, or 14.
 
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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 February 26, 2014, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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