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File #: Res 1174-2016    Version: * Name: LU 400 - Zoning, 19-25 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn (N160126ZRK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/14/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 160126 ZRK, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, modifying Article VII, Chapter 4 (Special Permits by the City Planning Commission), creating a new Special Permit within Section 74-96 (Modifications of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas) for a newly designated M1-2 Kent Avenue Industrial Business Incentive Area in Community District 1, Borough of Brooklyn (L.U. No. 400).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. June 8, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016, 3. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 6-14-16, 4. Hearing Transcript - Zoning 6-14-16, 5. Land Use Calendar - Week of July 11, 2016 - July 15, 2016, 6. Land Use Calendar - July 12, 7. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 8. July 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Committee Report, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-16, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 14, 2016

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1174

 

Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 160126 ZRK, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, modifying Article VII, Chapter 4 (Special Permits by the City Planning Commission), creating a new Special Permit within Section 74-96 (Modifications of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas) for a newly designated M1-2 Kent Avenue Industrial Business Incentive Area in Community District 1, Borough of Brooklyn (L.U. No. 400).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Richards

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on June 7, 2016 its decision dated May 25, 2016 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by the New York City Department of City Planning and 19 Kent Development, LLC, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, Article VII, Chapter 4 (Special Permits by the City Planning Commission), creating a new Special Permit within Section 74-96 (Modifications of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas) for a newly designated M1-2 Kent Avenue Industrial Business Incentive Area in Community District 1, to facilitate the construction of an approximately 380,000 square foot mixed office, retail and industrial development located at 19-25 Kent Avenue (Block 2282, Lot 1), the Williamsburg’s Northside neighborhood of Brooklyn (Application No. N 160126 ZRK), Community District 1, Borough of Brooklyn (the "Application");

 

WHEREAS, the application is related to Applications C 160124 ZSK (L.U. No. 398), a special permit by 19 Kent Development, LLC pursuant to Section 74-962 of the Zoning Resolution to modify the permitted floor area requirements of Section 43-12 (Maximum Floor Area Ratio) and to modify the public plaza requirements of Section 37-70 (Public Plazas); and C 160125 ZSK (L.U. No. 399), a special permit by 19 Kent Development, LLC pursuant to Section 74-963 to modify the off-street parking requirements of Section 44-20 and the loading berth requirements of Section 44-50;

 

                          WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on June 14, 2016;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the revised negative declaration which reflects the modifications to the text amendment application including project nomenclature, revised project geography, monitoring requirements and prohibitions to hotels per the special permit provisions (CEQR No. 16DCP065K) issued on May 20, 2016, which includes an (E) Designation (E-373) related to air quality and noise (“Revised Negative Declaration”);

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the Revised Negative Declaration.

 

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 the report, N 160126 ZRK, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission with the following modifications:

 

                           The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended as follows: 

 

Matter in underline is new, to be added by the City Planning Commission;

Matter in strikeout is to be deleted by the City Planning Commission;

Matter within # # is defined in Section 12-10;

Matter in double strikeout is text deleted by the Council;

Matter in double-underline is new text added by the Council;

*   *   * indicates where unchanged text appears in the Zoning Resolution

 

 

Article VII 
ADMINISTRATION

 

Chapter 4
Special Permits by the City Planning Commission

 

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74-96

Modification of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas

 

For #developments# or #enlargements# on #zoning lots# located within any Industrial Business Incentive Area specified in this Section, the City Planning Commission may increase the maximum permitted #floor area ratio# and modify the #use#, #bulk# and #public plaza# regulations as set forth in Section 74-962 (Floor area increase and public plaza modifications in Industrial Business Incentive Areas). The Commission may also modify parking and loading requirements for such #developments# or #enlargements# pursuant to Section 74-963 (Parking and loading modifications in Industrial Business Incentive Areas).

 

For #developments# or #enlargements# receiving a #floor area# increase pursuant to this Section, Section 43-20 (Yard Regulations), inclusive, shall be modified as follows: #rear yard# regulations shall not apply to any #development# or #enlargement# on a #through lot#.

 

Industrial Business Incentive Areas specified:

 

Community District 1, Brooklyn: The block bounded by North 12th Street, Kent Avenue, North 13th Street and Wythe Avenue.

 

 

74-961

Definitions

 

For the purposes of Section 74-96 (Modification of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas), inclusive, a “required industrial use” and an “incentive use” shall be defined as follows:

 

Required Industrial Use

 

A “required industrial use” is a #use# that helps achieve a desirable mix of #commercial# and #manufacturing uses# in an Industrial Business Incentive Area, and that generates additional #floor area# pursuant to provisions set forth in Section 74-962 and is listed in:

 

listed in Use Groups 11A, 16A excluding “automobile, motorcycle, trailer, or boat sales,” “motorcycle or motor scooter rental establishments,” “stables for horses,” “riding academies,” “trade schools for adults,” “crematoriums, human,” “poultry or rabbit killing establishments,” “animal hospitals and kennels” and “animal pounds or crematoriums”, 16B, 17B and 17C, as specified in Sections 32-20 (Use Group 11), 32-25 (Use Group 16) and 42-14 (Use Group 17). Any diagnostic medical laboratories that receive patients shall not be considered a #required industrial use#; and

 

“beverages, alcoholic or breweries” as listed in Section 42-15 (Use Group 18A), where permitted by the provisions of the applicable zoning district, provided the applicable performance standards pursuant to Section 42-20 are met.

 

Use Group 11Aas specified in   Section 32-20 (Use Group 11);

 

Use Group 16A, as specified in Section 32-25 (Use Group 16),  excluding “automobile, motorcycle, trailer, or boat sales,” “motorcycle or motor scooter rental establishments,” “stables for horses,” “riding academies,” “trade schools for adults,” “crematoriums, human,” “poultry or rabbit killing establishments,” “animal hospitals and kennels” and “animal pounds or crematoriums,”;

 

Use Group 16B, as specified in Section 32-25 (Use Group 16);

 

Use Group 17B, as specified in Section 42-14 (Use Group 17);

 

Use Group 17C, as specified in Section 42-14 (Use Group 17); and

 

Use Group 18A, as specified in Section 42-15, limited to “beverages, alcoholic or breweries”, where permitted by the provisions of the applicable zoning district, and provided the applicable performance standards pursuant to Section 42-20 are met.

 

Any diagnostic medical laboratories that receive patients shall not be considered a “required industrial use.”

 

 

Incentive Use

 

An “incentive use” is a #use# permitted by the applicable zoning district, that is allowed to occupy the additional #floor area# generated by a #required industrial use# with the exception of the following #uses#:

#transient hotels# in Use Group 5, as specified in Section 32-14 (Use Group 5);

 

#uses# in Use Groups 6A or 6C as specified in Section 32-15 (Use Group 6);

 

#uses# in Use Group 7A as specified in Section 32-16 (Use Group 7);

 

#uses# in Use Group 8C as specified in Section 32-17 (Use Group 8);

 

#uses# in Use Group 10A and any retail spaces #accessory# to “wholesale offices or showrooms, with storage restricted to samples” in Use Group 10B as specified in Section 32-19 (Use Group 10);

 

#uses# as specified in Sections 32-21 (Use Group 12) and 32-22 (Use Group 13); and

 

moving or storage offices, with no limitation as to storage or #floor area# per establishment, as well as packing or crating establishments and warehouses as specified in Section 32-25 (Use Group 16).

 

 

74-962
Floor area increase and public plaza modifications in Industrial Business Incentive Areas

 

In Industrial Business Incentive Areas, the Commission may increase the maximum #floor area ratio# on a #zoning lot# in accordance with the Table in this Section.

 

For #developments# or #enlargements# in the district indicated in column (A), the base maximum #floor area ratio# on a #zoning lot# (column (B)) may be increased by 3.5 square feet for each square foot of #required industrial uses# up to the maximum #floor area ratio# for all #uses# on the #zoning lot# (column (E)), provided that such #development# or #enlargement# does not include a #transient hotel#, and that such additional #floor area# is occupied by #required industrial uses# and #incentive uses# up to the maximum #floor area ratio# set forth in column (C) (Maximum Additional #Floor Area Ratio# for #Required Industrial Uses#), and column (D) (Maximum Additional #Floor Area Ratio# for #Incentive Uses#), respectively.

 

TABLE

FLOOR AREA INCREASE PERMITTED IN
Industrial Business Incentive
AREAS

 

(A) Zoning District

(B)  Base Maximum #Floor Area Ratio#

(C)  Maximum Additional #Floor Area Ratio# for # Required Industrial Uses#

(D)  Maximum Additional #Floor Area Ratio# for #Incentive Uses#

(E)  Maximum #Floor Area Ratio# for All #Uses#

M1-2

2.0

0.8

2.0

4.8

 

 

For such #developments# or #enlargements# that, pursuant to this Section, increase their permitted #floor area#, and provide a #public plaza#, the Commission may also increase the maximum height of such #development# or #enlargement# and may modify the requirements for #public plazas# set forth in Section 37-70 (Public Plazas).

 

Applications for such #floor area# increases and modifications are subject to the requirements, conditions and findings set forth in this Section.

 

(a)                     Application Requirements

 

 All applications for a special permit pursuant to this Section shall include the following:

 

(1)                     site plans and elevations which shall establish distribution of #floor area#, height and #setback#, sidewalk widths, primary business entrances, including parking and loading, #yards# and #public plazas#, signage and lighting;

 

(2)                     floor plans of all floors which shall establish the location, access plan and dimensions of freight elevators and loading areas and the location of #floor area# dedicated to # required industrial uses# and #incentive uses#;

(3)                     drawings that show, within a 600 foot radius, the location and type of #uses#; the location, dimensions and elements of off-site open areas including #streets#, waterfront and #upland# parcels; elements of a Waterfront Access Plan, as applicable; and the location of #street# trees and #street# furniture and any other urban design elements. The plans shall demonstrate that any #public plaza# provided meets the requirements of paragraph (b)(5) of this Section; and

 

(4)                     for #zoning lots# in #flood zones#, flood protection plans, which shall show #base flood elevations# and advisory #base flood elevations#, as applicable, location of mechanical equipment, areas for storage of any hazardous materials and proposed structural or design elements intended to mitigate the impacts of flood and storm events.

 

 

(b)                     Conditions

 

(1)                      Minimum amount of #required industrial uses#

 

#Required industrial uses# shall occupy a minimum of 5,000 square feet of horizontally contiguous #floor area# and shall be served by loading areas and freight elevators with sufficient capacity.

 

(2)                      Minimum sidewalk width

 

All #developments# and horizontal #enlargements# that front upon a #street line# shall provide a sidewalk with a minimum width of 15 feet along the entire frontage of the #zoning lot#. Such sidewalk, and any open area on the #zoning lot# required to meet such minimum width shall be improved as a sidewalk to Department of Transportation standards; shall be at the same level as the adjoining public sidewalk; and shall be accessible to the public at all times. For the purposes of applying the #street wall# location requirements and the height and setback regulations of paragraph (b)(3) of this Section, any sidewalk widening line shall be considered to be the #street line#.

 

(3)                      Height and setback

 

The height and setback regulations of the applicable zoning district shall apply as modified by the provisions of this paragraph.

 

(i)                     The #street wall# of any #building# shall be located on the #street line# and shall extend to a height not lower than a minimum base height of 40 feet and not higher than a maximum base height of 75 feet or the height of the #building#, whichever is less. At least 70 percent of the aggregate width of such #street wall# below 12 feet shall be located at the #street line# and no less than 70 percent of the aggregate area of the #street wall# up to the base height shall be located at the #street line#. However, up to a width of 130 feet of such #street wall# located on the short end of the #block# may be set back from the #street line# to accommodate a #public plaza#.

 

(ii)                     The height of a #building or other structure#, or portion thereof, located within ten feet of a #wide street# or within 15 feet of a #narrow street# shall not exceed a maximum base height of 75 feet. Permitted obstructions as set forth in Section 43-42 shall be modified to include dormers above the maximum base height within the front setback area, provided that on any #street# frontage, the aggregate width of all dormers at the maximum base height does not exceed 50 percent of the #street wall# and a maximum height of 110 feet. Beyond ten feet of a #wide street# and 15 feet of a #narrow street#, the height of a #building or other structure# shall not exceed a maximum #building# height of 110 feet. All heights shall be measured from the #base plane#. Where a #public plaza# is provided pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) of this Section, such maximum #building# height may be increased to 135 feet.

 

(iii)                     Along the short dimension of a #block#, up to 130 feet of such #street wall# may be set back from the #street line# to accommodate a #public plaza#, and a #street wall# located at the #street line# that occupies not more than 40 percent of the short end of the #block# may rise without setback to the maximum #building# height.

 

(4)                     Ground floor design

 

(i)                     The ground floor level #street walls# and ground floor level walls fronting on a #public plaza# of a #development# or horizontal #enlargement# shall be glazed with transparent materials which may include #show windows#, transom windows or glazed portions of doors. Such transparent materials shall occupy at least 50 percent of the surface area of such #street wall#, measured between a height of two feet above the level of the adjoining sidewalk or #public plaza# and a height of 12 feet above the level of the first finished floor above #curb level#. The floor level behind such transparent materials shall not exceed the level of the window sill for a depth of at least four feet, as measured perpendicular to the #street wall#. The ground floor transparency requirements of this paragraph (b)(4)(i) shall not apply to #uses# listed in Use Groups 11, 16, 17 and 18, or to #accessory# loading berths, or garage entrances#; or  

 

(ii)                     For #zoning lots# within flood hazard areas, in lieu of the requirements of paragraph (b)(4)(i) of this Section, the provisions of Section 64-22 (Transparency Requirements) shall apply; and

(iii)                     For any #street wall# widths greater than 40 feet in length that do not require glazing as specified in paragraphs (b)(4)(i) or (b)(4)(ii), as applicable, the facade, measured between a height of two feet above the level of the adjoining sidewalk and a height of 12 feet above the level of the first finished floor above #curb level#, shall incorporate design elements, including lighting and wall art, or physical articulation.

 

(5)                      #Public plazas#

 

A #public plaza# shall contain an area of not less than 12 percent of the #lot area# of the #zoning lot# and minimum of at least 2,000 square feet in area. All #public plazas# shall comply with the provisions set forth in Section 37-70, inclusive, except certification requirements of Sections 37-73 (Kiosks and Open Air Cafes) and 37-78 (Compliance) shall not apply.

 

(6)                      Signs

 

(i)                     In all Industrial Business Incentive Areas, #signs# are subject to the regulations applicable in C6-4 Districts as set forth in Section 32-60, inclusive. Information #signs# provided pursuant to paragraph (b)(6)(ii) of this Section shall not count towards the maximum permitted #surface area# regulations of Section 32-64 (Surface Area and Illumination Provisions), inclusive.

 

(ii)                     An information #sign# shall be provided for all #buildings# that are #developed# or #enlarged# subject to the #use# restrictions of this special permit. Such required #sign# shall be mounted on an exterior #building# wall adjacent to and no more than five feet from all primary entrances of the #building#. The #sign# shall be placed so that it is directly visible, without any obstruction, to persons entering the building, and at a height no less than four feet and no more than five and a half feet above the adjoining grade. Such #sign# shall be legible, no less than 12 inches by 12 inches in size and shall be fully opaque, non-reflective and constructed of permanent, highly durable materials. The information #sign# shall contain: the name and address of the building in lettering no less than three-quarters of an inch in height; and the words following statement in lettering no less than one-half of an inch in height, “This building is subject to Industrial Business Incentive Area (IBIA) regulations which require a minimum amount of space to be provided for specific industrial uses.” The information #sign# shall include the Internet URL, or other widely accessible means of electronically transmitting and displaying information to the public, where the information required in paragraph (d)(2e) of this Section is available to the public.

 

 

(c)                     Findings

 

In order to grant an increase of the maximum permitted #floor area ratio# and modification of #public plaza# regulations, the Commission shall find that such increase or modification:

 

(1)                      will promote a beneficial mix of #required industrial # and #incentive uses#;

 

(2)                     will result in superior site planning, harmonious urban design relationships and a safe and enjoyable streetscape; 

 

(3)                     will result in a #building# that has a better design relationship with surrounding #streets# and adjacent open areas;

 

(4)                     will result in a #development# or #enlargement# that will not have an adverse effect on the surrounding neighborhood; and

 

(5)                     any modification of the #public plaza# requirements will result in a #public plaza# of equivalent or greater value as a public amenity.

 

The Commission may prescribe appropriate additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.

 

 

(d)                     Compliance

 

Failure to comply with a condition or restriction in a special permit granted pursuant to Section 74-96 (Modification of Use, Bulk, Parking and Loading Regulations in Industrial Business Incentive Areas), inclusive, or with applicable approved plans, or with provisions of paragraphs (d), (e) and (f), inclusive, shall constitute a violation of this Resolution and may constitute the basis for denial or revocation of a building permit or certificate of occupancy, or for a revocation of such special permit, and for the implementation of all other applicable remedies.

 

                     Recordation

 

A Notice of Restrictions, the form and content of which shall be satisfactory to the City Planning Commission, for a #building# property containing subject to #use# restrictions or #public plaza# requirements, as applicable, pursuant to this Section, shall be recorded against the subject tax lot in the Office of the City Register or, where applicable, in the County Clerk’s office in the county where the lot is located.

 

The filing and recordation of such Notice of Restrictions shall be a precondition to the issuance of any building permit utilizing the provisions set forth in this Section. The recording information shall be referenced on the first certificate of occupancy to be issued after such notice is recorded, as well as all subsequent certificates of occupancy, for as long as the restrictions remain in effect. No temporary certificate of occupancy for any portion of the #building# to be occupied by #incentive uses# shall be issued until a temporary certificate of occupancy for the core and shell is issued for all portions of the #building# required to be occupied by #required industrial uses#.

 

 

 

(e)                     Periodic Nnotification by owner

 

No later than the first twentieth day of each quarter of the year after the lease executed by a new tenant permits occupancy of any #required industrial space#, the owner of a #building# subject to #use# restrictions of this Section shall provide the following information at the designated Internet URL, or other widely accessible means of electronically transmitting and displaying information to the public pursuant to paragraph (b)(6)(ii) of this Section. If no new tenant executes a lease for any #required industrial space# within the calendar year, such information shall be provided no later than the twentieth day of the following calendar year. Such electronic information source shall be accessible to the general public at all times and include the information specified below:

 

(1)                     the date of the most recent update of this information;

 

(2)                     total #floor area# of the #required industrial uses# in the #development#;

 

(3)                     a digital copy of all approved special permit drawings pursuant to paragraph (a)(1), inclusive, through (a)(4) of this Section;

 

(4)                     the name of each business establishment occupying #floor area# reserved for #required industrial uses#. Such business establishment name shall include that name by which the establishment does business and is known to the public. For each business establishment, the amount of #floor area#, the Use Group, subgroup and specific #use# as listed in this Resolution shall also be included; and

 

(5)                     contact information, including the name of the owner of the #building# and the building management entity, if different; the name of the person designated to manage the #building#; and the street address, current telephone number and e-mail address of the management office. Such names shall include the names by which the owner and manager, if different, do business and are known to the public.; and

 

(6)                     all prior periodic notification information required pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph (e). However, such notification information that is older than four years from the date of the most recent update need not be included.

 

 

 (f)                     ComplianceAnnual reporting by qualified third party

 

No later than June 30 of each year, beginning in the first calendar year following the calendar year in which a temporary or final certificate of occupancy was issued for a #building# subject to #use# restrictions of this Section, the owner of a #building# subject to #use# restrictions of this Section shall cause to be prepared a report on the existing conditions of the #building#, as of a date of inspection which shall be no earlier than May 15 of the year in which the report is filed.

 

 

The inspection shall be preceded by an annual notification letter from the owner of a #building# subject to #use# restrictions of this Section to all the #required industrial use# tenants of the #building# announcing the date of such inspection, that the organization conducting the inspection shall have access to the spaces occupied by #required industrial uses#, and encouraging the tenants to provide information, including but not limited to the number of employees for each such space, to the organization. 

 

 

The owner of a #building# subject to #use# restrictions of this Section shall cause such report  to  be prepared by either  an organization under contract with the City to provide inspection services, or on the Department of Small Business Services list of certified firms that provides such inspection services, or by an organization that the Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services determines to be qualified to produce such report, provided that any such organization selected  by the owner to prepare such report shall have a professional  engineer or a registered architect, licensed under the laws of the State of New York, certify the report. Such report shall be in a form provided by the Director of the Department of City Planning, and shall include all of the information required pursuant to provisions of paragraph (e) of this Section, and additional information as set forth in this paragraph (f):

 

(1)                     a description of  each establishment including the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and number of employees;

 

(2)                     the total amount of #required industrial use floor area# that is vacant, as applicable;

 

(3)                     the average annual rent for the portions of the #building#, in the aggregate, required to be occupied by #required industrial uses#.  However, prior to 36 months from the date of execution of a lease by the first #required industrial use# tenant in the building, no such figure shall be required to be included in any report due pursuant to this paragraph (f). For all calendar years following the year in which the first average annual rent figure is required to be submitted as part of an annual report, the average annual rent figure reported shall be for the annual average rent for the calendar year two years prior to the year in which the report is due; and

 

(4)                     the number of new leases executed during the calendar year, categorized by  lease duration, in five year increments from zero to five years, five to ten years, ten to fifteen years, fifteen to twenty years and twenty years or greater. 

 

The report shall be submitted to the Director of the Department of City Planning by any method, including e-mail or other electronic means, acceptable to the Director. The applicable Community Board, Borough President, and local City Council member shall be included in such transmission.

 

Failure to comply with a condition or restriction in a special permit granted pursuant to this Section or with approved plans related thereto, shall constitute a violation of this Resolution and may constitute the basis for denial or revocation of a building permit or certificate of occupancy, or for a revocation of such special permit, and for the implementation of all other applicable remedies.

 

74-963

Parking and loading modifications in Industrial Business Incentive Areas

 

In association with an application for a special permit for #developments# or #enlargements# pursuant to Section 74-962 (Floor area increase and public plaza modifications in Industrial Business Incentive Areas), the Commission may reduce or waive the off-street parking requirements set forth in Section 44-20 (Required Accessory Off-Street Parking Spaces for Manufacturing, Commercial or Community Facility Uses), inclusive, not including bicycle parking, and may also reduce or waive the loading berth requirements as set forth in Section 44-50 (GENERAL PURPOSES), inclusive, provided that the Commission finds that:

 

(a)                      such reduction or waiver will not create or contribute to serious traffic congestion and will not unduly inhibit vehicular and pedestrian movement;

 

(b)                     the number of curb cuts provided are the minimum required for adequate access to off-street parking and loading berths, and such curb cuts are located so as to cause minimum disruption to traffic, including vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian circulation patterns;

 

(c)                     the #streets# providing access to the #development# or #enlargement# are adequate to handle the traffic generated thereby, or provision has been made to handle such traffic; and

 

(d)                     the reduction or waiver of loading berths will not create or contribute to serious traffic congestion or unduly inhibit vehicular and pedestrian movement.

 

The Commission may prescribe appropriate additional conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.

 

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Adopted.

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                           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 July 14, 2016, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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