File #: Res 0272-2014    Version: * Name: LU 69 - Planning, GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY REZONING, Queens (C 140203 ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/29/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 140203 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 69).
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
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 140203 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 69).
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 Parks and Recreation and Yeshiva Har Torah, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section No. 11d, which in conjunction with the related actions, would facilitate the development of a parking lot expansion and improved circulation space for an adjacent school (ULURP No. C 140203 ZMQ), Borough of Queens (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the application is related to Applications C 130313 MMQ (L.U. No. 67), an amendment to the City Map involving the elimination of a portion of 87th Avenue between 235th Court and Gettysburg Street and the establishment of parkland; and C 130314 MMQ (L.U. No. 68), an amendment to the City Map involving the elimination, discontinuance and closing of a portion of the Grand Central Parkway;
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 May 20, 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 including the negative declaration (CEQR No. 13DPR009Q) issued on November 27, 2013 (the "Negative Declaration").
      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, C 140203 ZMQ, 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. 11d, by establishing within a former park (located at the intersection of the Grand Central Parkway and Little Neck Parkway) an R3-2 District bounded by the westerly, northerly and easterly boundary lines of a park, and the southerly boundary lines of former park, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated December 16, 2013, Community District 13, Borough of Queens.
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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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