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File #: Res 0413-2014    Version: * Name: LU 112 - Planning, UDAAP, 726/728 11th Ave & 553/55 W. 51st St, Manhattan (C 140386 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 9/10/2014
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 140386 HAM, approving the designation of the properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st 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 properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 112; C 140386 HAM).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-10-14, 3. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 10, 2014
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 413
 
 
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 140386 HAM, approving the designation of the properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st 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 properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by HPD (L.U. No. 112; C 140386 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on August 8, 2014 its decision dated August 6, 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 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Project 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 properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st 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 a three- to five-story community facility building and the enlargement of a community garden in the Clinton/Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan (the "Disposition"), (ULURP No. C 140386 HAM) Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (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 September 2, 2014 and submitted September 2, 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 September 3, 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. 10HPD002M) dated July 17, 2014 (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 140386 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 and subject to the terms and conditions of the two (2) Project Summaries submitted by HPD on September 2, 2014.
 
      The Council approves the disposition of city-owned properties located at 726/728 11th Avenue and 553/55 West 51st Street (Block 1080, Part of Lot 103) to a developer selected by HPD.
 
 
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 September 10, 2014, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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