File #: Res 1203-2016    Version: * Name: LU 439 - Zoning, 38TH STREET AND 31ST AVENUE REZONING, Queens (C 150135 ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 9/14/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 150135 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 439).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-16, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2016




Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 150135 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 439).


By Council Members Greenfield and Richards


                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on August 12, 2016 its decision dated August 10, 2016 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by 30-70 Astoria, LLC, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section No. 9a, to rezone a portion of one block from R5B to R6B to facilitate the development of a five-story residential building containing 26 dwellings units in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, (ULURP No. C 150135 ZMQ), Community District 1, Borough of Queens (the "Application");


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 September 7, 2016;


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


                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the negative declaration (CEQR No. 15DCP047Q) issued on March 28, 2016, which includes an (E) Designation (E-379) on the project site (Block 659, Lots 74 and 75) related to noise and air quality  (The “Negative Declaration”);




                     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 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, C 150135 ZMQ, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision.


The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended by changing Section No. 9a, from an R5B District to an R6B District property bounded by a line 140 feet northwesterly of 38th Street, a line 420 feet northeasterly of 31st Avenue, a line midway between 37th Street and 38th Street, and a line 100 feet northeasterly of 31st Avenue, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated March 28, 2016, Community District  1, Borough of Queens.




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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 September 14, 2016, on file in this office.





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