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File #: Res 0900-2015    Version: * Name: LU 293 - Planning, HOME STREET HOMES, Block 2728, Lots 16 and 19, Block 2745, Lot 36, Block 2752, Lot 17, Block 2754, Lot 69, Block 2974, Lot 22, and Block 2979, Lot 2, Bronx (20165172 HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/29/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to approve a real property tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL), for the Exemption Area located at Block 2728, Lot 16; Block 2728, Lot 19; Block 2745, Lot 36; Block 2752, Lot 17; Block 2754, Lot 69; Block 2974, Lot 22; and Block 2979, Lot 2); Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx (L.U. No. 293; 20165172 HAX).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Inez E. Dickens
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. October 29, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2015, 3. Committee Report, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 29, 2015

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 900

 

Resolution to approve a real property tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL), for the Exemption Area located at Block 2728, Lot 16; Block 2728, Lot 19; Block 2745, Lot 36; Block 2752, Lot 17; Block 2754, Lot 69; Block 2974, Lot 22; and Block 2979, Lot 2); Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx (L.U. No. 293; 20165172 HAX).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Dickens

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on October 6, 2015 its request dated October 5, 2015 that the Council approve a tax exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL) (the "Tax Exemption"), for  real property located at Block 2728, Lot 16; Block 2728, Lot 19; Block 2745, Lot 36; Block 2752, Lot 17; Block 2754, Lot 69; Block 2974, Lot 22; and Block 2979, Lot 2); Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx (the "Exemption Area"):

                                          

                        WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Tax Exemption on October 20, 2015; and

 

                        WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Tax Exemption;

 

RESOLVED:

 

                           The Council approves the Tax Exemption for the Exemption Area pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law as follows:

 

1.                     For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(a)                     “Effective Date” shall mean the later of (i) the date of conveyance of the Exemption Area to the HDFC, or (ii) the date that HPD and the Owner enter into the Regulatory Agreement.

 

(b)                     “Tax Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder.

 

(c)                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of the Bronx, City and State of New York, identified as Block 2728, Lot 16; Block 2728, Lot 19; Block 2745, Lot 36; Block 2752, Lot 17; Block 2754, Lot 69; Block 2974, Lot 22; and Block 2979, Lot 2, on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

 

(d)                     “Expiration Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) a date which is thirty-two (32) years from the Effective Date, (ii) the date of expiration or termination of the Regulatory Agreement or (iii) the date upon which the Exemption Area ceases to be owned by either a housing development fund company or an entity wholly controlled by a housing development fund company.

 

(e)                     “HDFC” shall mean Jaidyn Realty Housing Development Fund Corporation.

 

(f)                     “HPD” shall mean the City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

 

(g)                     “J-51 Benefits” shall mean any tax benefits pursuant to Section 489 of the Real Property Tax Law for the Exemption Area which are in effect on the Effective Date.

 

(h)                     “Owner” shall mean the HDFC.

 

(i)                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean a regulatory agreement executed on the Effective Date, between HPD and the Owner, establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area during the term of the Tax Exemption.

 

2.                     All of the value of the property in the Exemption Area, including both the land and any improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), shall be exempt from real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.

 

3.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary:

 

(a)                     The Tax Exemption shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Agreement, (iii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of any other agreement with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York, (iv) the Exemption Area is conveyed to a new owner without the prior written approval of HPD, or (v) the demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Exemption Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD. HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to Owner and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than sixty (60) days. If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the Tax Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

(b)                     The Tax Exemption shall apply to all land in the Exemption Area, but shall only apply to buildings on the Exemption Area that exist on the Effective Date.

 

(c)                     Nothing herein shall entitle the HDFC to a refund of any real property taxes which accrued and were paid with respect to the Exemption Area prior to the Effective Date.

 

4.                     In consideration of the Tax Exemption, the owner of the Exemption Area, for so long as the Tax Exemption shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits of any additional or concurrent exemption from or abatement of real property taxation, other than the J-51 Benefits, which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state or federal law, rule or regulation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the J-51 Benefits shall remain in effect, but the Tax Exemption shall be reduced by the amount of the J-51 Benefits.

 

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 October 29, 2015, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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