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File #: Res 0679-2015    Version: * Name: LU 212 - Planning, New Roads Plaza, Bronx (C150197ZSX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/28/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 150196 HAX, approving the designation of 986-996 Washington Avenue and 489-493 East 164th Street (Block 2369, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 53, 54, 90 and 153), the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, and approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project (L.U. No. 212; N 150196 HAX).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. April 28, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-28-15, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2015
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 679
 
 
Resolution approving the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the decision of the City Planning Commission, ULURP No. C 150196 HAX, approving the designation of 986-996 Washington Avenue and 489-493 East 164th Street (Block 2369, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 53, 54, 90 and 153), the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, and approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project (L.U. No. 212; N 150196 HAX).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on April 3, 2015 its decision dated April 1, 2015 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State regarding:
 
a)      the designation of 986 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 1), 988 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 2), 992 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 3), 994 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 4), 996 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 5), 493 East 164th Street (Block 2369, Lot 53), 489 East 164th Street (Block 2369, Lot 54), 990 Washington Avenue (Block 2369, Lot 90), and 491 East 164th Street (Block 2369, Lot 153), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area"); and
 
b)      an Urban Development Action Area Project for such area (the "Project");
 
to facilitate the development of an eight-story building for use as a non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations containing approximately 94 units of supportive and affordable housing for formerly homeless persons with persistent mental health disorders and low-income individuals and families, Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx (N 150196 HAX) (the "Application");
 
      WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP No. C 150197 ZSX (L.U. No. 213), a Special Permit to allow the Floor Area Ratio for community facility uses to be applied to a non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations;
 
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, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council its requests (the "HPD Requests") regarding the Application on April 13, 2015;
       
      WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on April 23, 2015;
 
      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 and the negative declaration (CEQR No. 14HPD045X) issued on July 29, 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 consideration described in the report (N 150196 HAX) and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission and the HPD Requests.
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the 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 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 shall be developed in a manner consistent with the Project Summary submitted by HPD on April 13, 2015, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
 
 
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 April 28, 2015, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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