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File #: Res 0269-2014    Version: * Name: LU 66 - Planning, UDAAP - 260 W. 153rd St, Manhattan (C 140207 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/29/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 140207 HAM, approving the designation of properties located at 260 West 153rd Street (Block 2038, Lots 58 (formerly p/o 1), 55 and 57), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of Block 2038, Lots 55 and 57 to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 66; C 140207 HAM).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Land Use Calendar - May 22, 2014, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-14, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2014
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 269
 
 
Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 140207 HAM, approving the designation of properties located at 260 West 153rd Street (Block 2038, Lots 58 (formerly p/o 1), 55 and 57), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of Block 2038, Lots 55 and 57 to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 66; C 140207 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on April 25, 2014 its decision dated April 23, 2014 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter and Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State regarding:
 
a)      the designation of  properties located at  260 West 153rd Street (Block 2038, Lots 58 (formerly p/o 1), 55 and 57), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area");
 
b)      an Urban Development Action Area Project for the Area (the "Project"); and
 
pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of city-owned properties (Block 2038, Lots 55 and 57) to a developer to be selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to facilitate the development of a seven-story building with approximately 51 residential units, 16253 square feet of community facility space, and 2,652 square feet of recreational and open space, Community District 10, Borough of Manhattan (ULURP No. C 140207 HAM) (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, the Application and Decision are subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State;
 
WHEREAS, by letter dated April 21, 2014 and submitted May 5, 2014, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) submitted its requests respecting the Application including a project summary (the "Project Summary");
 
       WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on May 20, 2014;
 
       WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Application;
      
WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues including the negative declaration (CEQR No. 14HPD026M) issued on December 13, 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 Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report (C 140207 HAM) and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission.
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the Project 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 approves the designation of the Project Area as an urban development action area pursuant to Section 693 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") and subject to the terms and conditions of the Project Summary.
 
       The Project shall be developed in a manner consistent with Project Summary submitted by HPD, a copy of which is attached hereto.
 
      The Council approves the disposition of Manhattan, Block 2038, Lots 55 and 57 to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
 
 
 
 
Adopted.
 
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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 May 29, 2014, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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