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File #: Res 0333-2014    Version: * Name: LU 65 - Zoning, UDAAP - 543-549 W. 52nd Street and 530-548 W. 53rd Street, Manhattan (C 140185 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/26/2014
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 140185 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of city-owned property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), unused development rights at 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and property located at 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 65; C 140185 HAM).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-26-14, 3. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 26, 2014
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 333
 
 
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 140185 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of city-owned property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), unused development rights at 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and property located at 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 65; C 140185 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Weprin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 12, 2014 its decision dated May 7, 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 property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area");
 
b)      an Urban Development Action Area Project for such Area (the "Project"); and
 
pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of city-owned property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), unused development rights at 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and property located at 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103), to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to facilitate development of two new buildings with a total of approximately 530 dwelling units, including approximately 206 affordable units, approximately 58,709 gross square feet of commercial floor area, and three community gardens on portions of two blocks bounded by West 51st Street and West 53rd Street between Tenth and Eleventh avenues in Community District 4 (the "Disposition"), (ULURP No. C 140185 HAM) Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 140181 ZMM (L.U. No. 62), an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section No. 8c to change M1-5 (CL) and R8 (CL) districts to R9/C2-5 (CL), and R8 (CL) to R8A (CL) districts; N 140182 ZRM (L.U. No. 63), an amendment to Zoning Resolution Section 96-00 Appendix A to include portions of the Project area in the Other Area - Western Subarea C2; Appendix F to include portions of the Project area in the Inclusionary Housing designated area; Section 96-31 to amend IH program to include low-, moderate and middle-income bands within R8A districts in the CL; Section 96-32 to amend IH program to include low-, moderate- and middle-income bands within R9 districts in the CL, and permit certain commercial and manufacturing uses in the Project area; and C 140183 ZSM (L.U. No. 64), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-74, Large-Scale General Development, to permit the transfer of floor area and height and setback waivers in a new Large-Scale General Development;
 
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 June 13, 2014 and submitted June 16, 2014, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) submitted its requests respecting the Application;
 
       WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on June 17, 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 revised negative declaration (CEQR No. 13HPD106M) dated April 29, 2014 (the "Revised Negative Declaration");
 
RESOLVED:
 
The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the Revised 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 140185 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, subject to the terms and conditions of the Project Summaries.
 
       The Project shall be developed in a manner consistent with the three Project Summaries submitted to the Council by HPD for  Project Site 1 Clinton Site 7 (New Construction); Project Site 2 Clinton Site 7 (New Construction); and Clinton Site 7 (Rehabilitation)", copies of which is attached hereto.
 
      The Council approves the disposition of city-owned property located at 530-548 West 53rd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1), unused development rights at 543-551 West 52nd Street (Block 1081, Part of Lot 1) and property located at 556-560 West 52nd Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
 
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 June 26, 2014, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
 
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