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File #: Res 1449-2017    Version: * Name: LU 591 - Zoning, WEST 23RD STREET TEXT AMENDMENT, Manhattan (N160396ZRM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/25/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 160396 ZRM, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to Article IX, Chapter 8 (Special West Chelsea District) to permit the distribution of floor area across C6-3/Subarea D and C6-3A zoning districts and subarea boundaries for zoning lots fronting on 11th Avenue and West 23rd Street, within the Special West Chelsea District, Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 591).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of March 27, 2017 - March 31, 2017, 3. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 3-28-17, 4. Land Use Calendar - Week of April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017, 5. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-25-17, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 25, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1449

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 160396 ZRM, for an amendment of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to Article IX, Chapter 8 (Special West Chelsea District) to permit the distribution of floor area across C6-3/Subarea D and C6-3A zoning districts and subarea boundaries for zoning lots fronting on 11th Avenue and West 23rd Street, within the Special West Chelsea District, Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 591).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Richards

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 10, 2017 its decision dated February 22, 2017 (the "Decision"), pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, regarding an application submitted by 23rd and 11th Associates, L.L.C., for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, relating to Article IX, Chapter 8 (Special West Chelsea District) to permit the distribution of floor area across C6-3/Subarea D and C6-3A zoning districts and subarea boundaries for zoning lots fronting on 11th Avenue and West 23rd Street, within the Special West Chelsea District in Manhattan Community District 4, (Application No. N 160396 ZRM), Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (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 March 28, 2017;

 

                           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 negative declaration issued November 14, 2016 (CEQR No. 16DCP188M) (the “Negative Declaration”);

 

RESOLVED:

 

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 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 160396 ZRM, incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the Decision.

 

Matter in underline is new, to be added;

Matter in strikeout is old, to be deleted;

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

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

 

 

Article IX - Special Purpose Districts

 

Chapter 8

Special West Chelsea District

 

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98-20
FLOOR AREA AND LOT COVERAGE REGULATIONS

The #floor area# provisions of this Section, inclusive, shall apply. Furthermore, special #floor area# transfer provisions are set forth in Section 98-30 (HIGH LINE TRANSFER CORRIDOR), inclusive.

 

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98-22

Maximum Floor Area Ratio and Lot Coverage in Subareas

For all #zoning lots#, or portions thereof, located in Subareas A through J, the maximum #floor area ratios#, #open space ratios# and #lot coverages# of the applicable underlying district shall not apply. In lieu thereof, the maximum #floor area ratio# permitted for #commercial#, #community facility# and #residential uses#, separately or in combination, shall be as specified in the table in this Section. For #residential use#, the maximum #lot coverage# shall be 70 percent for #interior# or #through lots# and no maximum #lot coverage# shall apply to any #corner lot#. For the #conversion# to #dwelling units# of non-#residential floor area# where the total #residential floor area# on the #zoning lot# will exceed the applicable basic maximum #floor area ratio# specified in the table in this Section, such excess #residential floor area# shall only be permitted pursuant to Section 98-26 (Modifications of Inclusionary Housing Program).

 

 

 

Maximum Floor Area Ratio by Subarea

     Sub-area

   Basic #floor area ratio# (max)

 Increase in FAR from #High Line Transfer Corridor# (98-30)

  Increase  in FAR with #High Line# Improvement Bonuses (98-25)

 Inclusionary Housing

    Permitted #floor area ratio# (maximum)

 

 

 

 

FAR required to be transferred1 (minimum)

Increase in FAR for Inclusionary Housing Program  (98-26)

 

A

6.5

2.65

___2

2.65

2.85

12.0

B

5.0

2.5

___2

1.25

1.25

7.5

C

5.0

2.5

NA

1.25

1.25

7.5

D5

5.0

2.53

2.53

1.25

1.25

7.5

E

5.0

1.03

1.02,3

NA

NA

6.0

F

5.0

NA

NA

NA

NA

5.0

G

5.0

1.03

1.03

NA

NA

6.0

H

7.5

NA

2.5

NA

NA

10.0

I

5.0

2.5

NA

1.25

1.25

7.5

I4

5.0

NA

2.5

NA

NA

7.5

J6

5.0

NA

2.5

NA

NA

7.5

 

1                      Minimum #floor area ratios# required to be transferred pursuant to Section 98-30 (HIGH LINE TRANSFER CORRIDOR), inclusive, before Inclusionary Housing #floor area# bonus can be utilized

2                     In Subareas A, B, and E, the applicable maximum basic #floor area ratio# of that portion of the #zoning lot# that is within the #High Line Transfer Corridor# may be increased up to a maximum of 1.0, and the applicable maximum permitted #floor area ratio# increased accordingly, by certification of the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission, pursuant to Section 98-35 (High Line Transfer Corridor Bonus)

3                     For certain zoning lots located in Subareas D, E and G, the provisions of Section 98-25 (High Line Improvement Bonus) may apply in lieu of the provisions of Section 98-30, subject to the provisions of Section 98-24 98-241 (Special Floor Area Rules for Zoning Lots Divided by District Boundaries in In Subareas D, E and G)

                     4                      For #zoning lots# over which the #High Line# passes

5                     For #zoning lots# between West 22nd Street and West 24th Street, the #floor area ratios# shall be 7.5, and no #floor area# increases shall be permitted

6                     Bonus contribution subject to provisions of Section 98-25 governing first contribution to Affordable Housing Fund

                     

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98-24

Special Floor Area Rules for Zoning Lots Divided by District Boundaries in Subareas D, E and G

 

 

98-241

In Subareas D, E and G

For #zoning lots# fronting on West 18th Street and located partially in Subarea D, partially in Subarea E and partially in Subarea G, #floor area# may be transferred across zoning district and subarea boundaries without restriction. Either the provisions of Sections 98-25 (High Line Improvement Bonus) or 98-30 (HIGH LINE TRANSFER CORRIDOR) may apply to such #zoning lot#, as applicable, and the maximum permitted #floor area ratio# specified in the table in Section 98-22 shall apply, as applicable, for each subarea.

 

 

98-27 98-242

Zoning Lots Located Partly partially Wwithin Subarea C and Partly partially Wwithin M1-5 Districts

For #zoning lots# existing prior to June 23, 2005, and located partly partially within an M1-5 District and partly partially within a C6-3 District in Subarea C, the permitted #floor area ratio# for the C6-3 District portion of the #zoning lot# may be increased to the #floor area ratio# existing in the C6-3 District portion on June 23, 2005, up to a maximum #floor area ratio# of 7.5, provided that the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission has certified that a payment has been made to the #High Line# Improvement Fund, established under Section 98-25, to be used at the discretion of the Chairperson to assure that the #High Line# is restored and reused as a public accessible open space. The amount of such contribution shall be determined in the manner prescribed in Section 98-35 (High Line Transfer Corridor Bonus).

 

No building permit for any #development# or #enlargement# may be issued for any #building or other structure# on the #zoning lot# that will contain #floor area# made available to the #zoning lot# as a result of the application of this Section unless and until such certification has been made. 

 

 

98-243
Located partially within
Subarea D and C6-3A Districts

For a #zoning lot# fronting on West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue, located partially within Subarea D and partially within a C6-3A District, #floor area# may be transferred from the portion of the #zoning lot# in the C6-3A District to the portion in Subarea D.

 

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98-27                     
Zoning Lots Located Partly Within Subarea C and Partly Within M1-5 Districts

For #zoning lots# existing prior to June 23, 2005, and located partly within an M1-5 District and partly within a C6-3 District in Subarea C, the permitted #floor area ratio# for the C6-3 District portion of the #zoning lot# may be increased to the #floor area ratio# existing in the C6-3 District portion on June 23, 2005, up to a maximum #floor area ratio# of 7.5, provided that the Chairperson of the City Planning Commission has certified that a payment has been made to the #High Line# Improvement Fund, established under Section 98-25, to be used at the discretion of the Chairperson to assure that the #High Line# is restored and reused as a public accessible open space. The amount of such contribution shall be determined in the manner prescribed in Section 98-35 (High Line Transfer Corridor Bonus).

 

No building permit for any #development# or #enlargement# may be issued for any #building or other structure# on the #zoning lot# that will contain #floor area# made available to the #zoning lot# as a result of the application of this Section unless and until such certification has been made.

 

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98-423

Street wall location, minimum and maximum base heights and maximum building heights

The provisions set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section shall apply to all #buildings or other structures#. Such provisions are modified for certain subareas as set forth in paragraphs (b) through (g) of this Section.

 

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(d)                      Subarea E

The #street wall# location provisions set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section shall not apply on a #zoning lot# fronting on West 18th Street and located partially in Subareas D, E and G, where #floor area# has been transferred pursuant to Section 98-24 98-241. A maximum of 60 percent of the West 18th Street frontage within Subarea E may rise without setback to a maximum #building# height of 250 feet, and a minimum of 20 percent of the West 18th Street frontage within Subarea E shall rise without setback to a minimum height of 60 feet and a maximum height of 85 feet and be located within 10 feet of the #street line#.

 

 

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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 April 25, 2017, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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