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File #: Res 0727-2015    Version: * Name: LU 201 - Zoning, One Vanderbilt Avenue, Manhattan (C150130(A) ZSM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/27/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 150130 (A) ZSM (L.U. No. 201), for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 81-642 of the Zoning Resolution to modify, in conjunction with the special permit pursuant to Section 81-641 (Additional floor area for the provisional of public realm improvements); 1) the street wall requirements of Sections 81-43 (Street Wall Continuity along Designated Streets) and 81-621 (Special street wall requirements), 2) the height and setback requirements of Sections 81-26 (Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Compensation), 81-27 (Alternative Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Evaluation), and 81-622 (Special height and setback requirements), and 3) the mandatory district plan elements of Sections 81-42 (Retail Continuity along Designated Streets), 81-45 (Pedestrian Circulation Space) and the requirements of Section 37-50 (REQUIREMENTS FOR PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION SPACE), 81-47 (Maj...
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 2. May 27, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-27-15, 4. Committee Report, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 27, 2015
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 727
 
 
Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 150130 (A) ZSM (L.U. No. 201), for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 81-642 of the Zoning Resolution to modify, in conjunction with the special permit pursuant to Section 81-641 (Additional floor area for the provisional of public realm improvements); 1) the street wall requirements of Sections 81-43 (Street Wall Continuity along Designated Streets) and 81-621 (Special street wall requirements), 2) the height and setback requirements of Sections 81-26 (Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Compensation), 81-27 (Alternative Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Evaluation), and 81-622 (Special height and setback requirements), and 3) the mandatory district plan elements of Sections 81-42 (Retail Continuity along Designated Streets), 81-45 (Pedestrian Circulation Space) and the requirements of Section 37-50 (REQUIREMENTS FOR PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION SPACE), 81-47 (Major Building Entrances), 81-623 (Building lobby entrance requirements), and 81-624 (Curb cut restrictions and loading requirements); to facilitate the development of a commercial building on property bounded by 42nd Street, Madison Avenue, 43rd Street, and Vanderbilt Avenue (Block 1277, Lots 20, 27, 46, and 52), in a C5-3 District, within the Special Midtown District (Grand Central Subdistrict); in Community Districts 5 and 6, Borough of Manhattan.
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Weprin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 30, 2015 its decision dated March 30, 2015 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by Green 317 Madison LLC and Green 110 East 42nd LLC, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 81-642 of the Zoning Resolution to modify, in conjunction with the special permit pursuant to Section 81-641 (Additional floor area for the provisional of public realm improvements); 1) the street wall requirements of Sections 81-43 (Street Wall Continuity along Designated Streets) and 81-621 (Special street wall requirements), 2) the height and setback requirements of Sections 81-26 (Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Compensation), 81-27 (Alternative Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Evaluation), and 81-622 (Special height and setback requirements), and 3) the mandatory district plan elements of Sections 81-42 (Retail Continuity along Designated Streets), 81-45 (Pedestrian Circulation Space) and the requirements of Section 37-50 (REQUIREMENTS FOR PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION SPACE), 81-47 (Major Building Entrances), 81-623 (Building lobby entrance requirements), and 81-624 (Curb cut restrictions and loading requirements); to facilitate the development of a commercial building on property bounded by 42nd Street, Madison Avenue, 43rd Street, and Vanderbilt Avenue (Block 1277, Lots 20, 27, 46, and 52), in a C5-3 District, within the Special Midtown District (Grand Central Subdistrict), (ULURP No. C 150130 (A) ZSM), Community Districts 5 and 6, Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the application is related to Applications N 150127 ZRM (L.U. No. 197), a Zoning Text Amendment, by the Department of City Planning, to the Special Midtown District to establish the Vanderbilt Corridor; C 140440 MMM (L.U. No. 198), an amendment to the City Map, by the Department of City Planning, involving the elimination, discontinuance and closing of Vanderbilt Avenue between East 42nd Street and East 43rd Street; the establishment of Public Place above a lower limiting plane; and the adjustment of grades necessitated thereby; C150128 ZSM (L.U. No. 199), a Zoning Special Permit pursuant to Section 81-635 to transfer development rights from the New York City Landmark Bowery Savings Bank building; and C 150129 ZSM (L.U. No. 200), a Zoning Special Permit pursuant to proposed Section 81-641 granting additional floor area for the provision of public realm improvements;
 
WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(3) of the City Charter;
 
          WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has made the findings required pursuant to Section 81-642 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York;
 
WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on April 13, 2015;
 
WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and environmental implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and
 
      WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Final Environmental Impact Statement ("FEIS"), for which a Notice of Completion was issued on March 20, 2015 (CEQR No. 14DCP188M), the CEQR Technical Memoranda dated March 27, 2015 and May 15, 2015 (the "CEQR Technical Memoranda");
 
RESOLVED:
 
Having considered the FEIS and the CEQR Technical Memoranda with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:
 
(1)            The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;
 
(2)      Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations from among the reasonable alternatives available, the Modified Ground Floor Alternative, as modified with the modifications adopted herein and as analyzed in Chapter 17, "Alternatives to the Proposed Actions," of the FEIS and in the CEQR Technical Memoranda (the "Modified Proposed Action") is one which avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable;
 
(3)      The adverse environmental impacts identified in the Modified Proposed Action will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the approval, pursuant to the Restrictive Declaration dated March 30, 2015, executed by 317 Madison LLC, 51E42 Owner LLC, SLG 48E43 LLC and SGL 331 Madison LLC,  as modified by the New York City Council  as of May 7, 2015,    those mitigation measures that were identified as practicable, and the placement of (E) designations (E-357) for Hazardous Materials, Air Quality, and Noise (as set forth in Exhibit B to the CPC Decision (C 150129 ZSM)), which form part of the action; and
 
(4)           The Decision, together with the FEIS and the CEQR Technical Memoranda, constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards, that form the basis of the decision, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).
 
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 150130 (A)  ZSM, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision subject to the following conditions:
 
 
Matter in double strikeout is old, deleted by the Council;
Matter in double-underline is new, added by the Council;
 
1.      The property that is the subject of this application (C 150130 (A) ZSM) shall be developed in size and arrangement substantially in accordance with the dimensions, specifications and zoning computations indicated on the following plans, prepared by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, P.C. and Stantec Consulting Ltd., filed with this application and incorporated in this resolution:
 
Dwg. No.
Title
Last Received Date
Z-102
Zoning Calculations
January 23, 2015  05/18/15
Z-103
Zoning Calculations
January 16, 2015  05/18/15
Z-104
Zoning Lot Site Plan
March 25, 2015    05/18/15
Z-105
Ground Floor Plan
March 25, 2015    05/18/15
Z-200
Retail Continuity - South/East 42nd Street
March 25, 2015    05/18/15
Z-201
Retail Continuity - West/Madison Avenue
January 16, 2015  05/18/15
Z-202
Street Wall and Waivers - Sections
October 20, 2014
Z-203
Street Wall and Waivers - Section
October 20, 2014
Z-204
Street Wall and Waivers - Section
October 20, 2014
Z-205
Street Wall and Waivers - Axons
October 20, 2014
Z-206
Pedestrian Circulation and Waivers
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
Z-207
Building Entrance Recess and Retail Continuity Waivers
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
Z-300
Daylight Compensation Analyses
October 20, 2014
Z-301
Daylight Compensation Analyses
October 20, 2014
Z-302
Daylight Compensation Analysis
October 20, 2014
Z-303
Daylight Compensation Analyses
October 20, 2014
Z-304
Daylight Compensation Analyses
October 20, 2014
Z-305
Daylight Evaluation Analyses
October 20, 2014
Z-306
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP1
October 20, 2014
Z-307
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP2
October 20, 2014
Z-308
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP3
October 20, 2014
Z-309
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP4
October 20, 2014
Z-310
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP5
October 20, 2014
Z-311
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP6
October 20, 2014
Z-312
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP7
October 20, 2014
Z-313
Daylight Evaluation Analyses - VP8
October 20, 2014
Z-400
Transit Hall - Plan
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
Z-401
Transit Hall - Sections
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
Z-402
Transit Hall - Details
March 25, 2015
Z-503
Zoning Envelope - Building Elevations and Sections
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
KP-1
On-site/Key Plan/Ground Level
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
KP-2
On-site/Key Plan/B1 Level
January 16, 2015 05/18/15
KP-3
On-site/Key Plan/B2 Level
October 15, 2014 05/18/15
KP-4
On-site/Key Plan/ESA Level
October 15, 2014 05/18/15
PV-1
On-site/Ground Level
March 25, 2015   05/18/15
PV-2
On-site/B1 Level
January 16, 2015 05/18/15
PV-3
On-site/B2 Level
October 15, 2014 05/18/15
PV-4
On-site/ESA Level
October 15, 2014 05/18/15
PV-5
On-site/Longitudinal Section 1
October 15, 2014 05/18/15
PV-6
On-site/Longitudinal Section 2
January 16, 2015 05/18/15
PV-7
On-site /Transverse Section 3
January 16, 2015 05/18/15
KP-1
Off-site/Key Plan/Ground Level
October 15, 2014
KP-2
Off-site/Key Plan/Mezzanine Level
October 15, 2014
KP-3
Off-site/Key Plan/Platform Level
October 15, 2014
PN-1
Off-site/North End/Ground Level
October 15, 2014
PN-2
Off-site/North End/Mezzanine Level
October 15, 2014
PN-3
Off-site/North End/Platform Level
October 15, 2014
PS-1
Off-site/South End/Mezzanine Level
October 15, 2014
PS-2
Off-site/South End/Platform Level
October 15, 2014
PM-1
Off-site/Mobile Passageway/Ground Level
October 15, 2014
PM-2
Off-site/Mobile Passageway/Mezzanine Level
October 15, 2014
 
2.      Such development shall conform to all applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution, except for the modifications specifically granted in this resolution and shown on the plans listed above which have been filed with this application. All zoning computations are subject to verification and approval by the New York City Department of Buildings.
 
3.      Such development shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations relating to its construction, operation and maintenance.
 
4.      Development pursuant to this resolution shall be allowed only after the Restrictive Declaration dated March 30, 2015, executed by 317 Madison LLC, 51E42 Owner LLC, SLG 48E43 LLC and SGL 331 Madison LLC, as modified by the New York City Council as of May 7, 2015, shall have been recorded in the Office of the Register of the City of New York, County of New York. Such Restrictive Declaration shall be deemed incorporated herein as a condition of this resolution.
 
5.      All leases, subleases, or other agreements for use or occupancy of space at the subject property shall give actual notice of this special permit to the lessee, sub-lessee or occupant.
 
6.      Upon the failure of any party having any right, title or interest in the property that is the subject of this application, or the failure of any heir, successor, assign, or legal representative of such party, to observe any of the covenants, restrictions, agreements, terms or conditions of this resolution whose provisions shall constitute conditions of the special permit hereby granted, the City Planning Commission may, without the consent of any other party, revoke any portion of or all of said special permit. Such power of revocation shall be in addition to and not limited to any other powers of the City Planning Commission, or of any other agency of government, or any private person or entity. Any such failure as stated above, or any alteration in the development that is the subject of this application that departs from any of the conditions listed above, is grounds for the City Planning Commission or the City Council, as applicable, to disapprove any application for modification, cancellation or amendment of the special permit hereby granted.
 
7.      Neither the City of New York nor its employees or agents shall have any liability for money damages by reason of the city's or such employee's or agent's failure to act in accordance with the provisions of this special permit.
 
 
Adopted.
 
       Office of the City Clerk, }
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 May 27, 2015, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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