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File #: Res 0756-2015    Version: * Name: LU 234 - Planning, Block 12934, Lot 127, Block 13101, Lot 32, Block 13128, Lot 4, Block 12977, Lot 34, and Block 12934, Lot 129, Queens (20155684 HAQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law; and granting a tax exemption pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law for property located at 131-27 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 127), 221-16 134th Road (Block 13101/Lot 32), 137-35 220th Place (Block 13128/Lot 4), 241-51 132nd Road (Block 12977/Lot 34), and 131-25 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 129); Borough of Queens (L.U. No. 234; 20155684 HAQ).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-10-15, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 10, 2015
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 756
 
 
Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law; and granting a tax exemption pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law for property located at 131-27 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 127), 221-16 134th Road (Block 13101/Lot 32), 137-35 220th Place (Block 13128/Lot 4), 241-51 132nd Road (Block 12977/Lot 34), and 131-25 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 129); Borough of Queens (L.U. No. 234; 20155684 HAQ).
 
 
By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens
 
      WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 14, 2015 its request dated May 4, 2015 that the Council take the following actions regarding the Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 131-27 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 127), 221-16 134th Road (Block 13101/Lot 32), 137-35 220th Place (Block 13128/Lot 4), 241-51 132nd Road (Block 12977/Lot 34), and 131-25 224th Street (Block 12934/Lot 129); Community District 13, Borough of Queens (the "Exemption Area"):
 
        1.      Find that the present status of the Exemption Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality and that the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law;
 
        2.      Waive the area designation requirement of Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section;
 
        3.      Waive the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law;
 
        4.      Approve the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; and
 
        5.      Approve the exemption of the Exemption Area from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law (the "Tax Exemption").
 
           WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is now an eligible area as defined in Section 692 of the General Municipal Law, consists solely of the rehabilitation or conservation of existing private or multiple dwellings or the construction of one to four unit dwellings, and does not require any change in land use permitted under the New York City Zoning Resolution;
 
           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on June 2, 2015;
 
      WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use, environmental and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Project;
 
RESOLVED:
 
           The Council finds that the present status of the Exemption 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 waives the area designation requirement pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.
 
The Council waives the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 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 upon the terms and conditions in the Project Summary HPD submitted to the Council on May 14, 2015, a copy of which is attached hereto and made part hereof.
 
           The Tax Exemption for the Exemption Area from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law is approved as follows:
 
a.      All of the value of the buildings, structures, and other improvements situated on the Exemption Area shall be exempt from local and municipal real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements and land value, for a period of twenty years, during the last ten years of which such exemption shall decrease in equal annual decrements.  Such exemption shall commence on the January 1st or July 1st (whichever shall first occur) after rehabilitation of the building on the Exemption Area has been substantially completed and a temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for such building, if required, has been issued by the Department of Buildings.
 
b.      The tax exemption granted hereunder shall terminate with respect to all or any portion of the Exemption Area if HPD determines that such real property has not been, or is not being, developed, used, and/or operated in compliance with the requirements of all applicable agreements made by the Sponsor or the owner of such real property with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York or HUD.  HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination of noncompliance to the owner of such real property and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than ninety (90) days.  If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the partial tax exemption granted hereunder shall prospectively terminate with respect to the real property specified therein.
 
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 June 10, 2015, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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            City Clerk, Clerk of The Council