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File #: Res 1496-2017    Version: * Name: LU 616 - Planning, BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFSITE, Brooklyn (20175388 HAK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving a tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at Block 1992, Lot 5 and Block 2018, Lot 62, Borough of Brooklyn, (L.U. No. 616; Non-ULURP No. 20175388 HAK).
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. April 25, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017, 3. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017, 4. Land Use Calendar - May 18, 2017, 5. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-24-17, 7. Committee Report, 8. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 10, 2017 held on May 24, 2017, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 24, 2017, 10. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 24, 2017 held on June 6, 2017

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1496

 

Resolution approving a tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at Block 1992, Lot 5 and Block 2018, Lot 62, Borough of Brooklyn, (L.U. No. 616; Non-ULURP No. 20175388 HAK).

 

By Council Members Greenfield and Salamanca

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 18, 2017 its request dated April 11, 2017 that the Council approve an exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law (the "Tax Exemption") for property located at Block 1992, Lot 5 and Block 2018, Lot 62, Community District No. 2, Borough of Brooklyn, Council District No. 35, (the "Exemption Area");

 

                     WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on May 16, 2017;

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law, the Council approves the exemption of the Exemption Area from real property taxes as follows:

 

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

 

a.                     “Company” shall mean Athena Housing Associates LLC.

 

b.                      “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.

 

c.                     “Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder.

 

d.                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York, identified as Block 1992, Lot 5 and Block 2018, Lot 62 on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

 

e.                     “Expiration Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date, (ii) the date of the 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.

 

f.                     “HDFC” shall mean Athena Housing Development Fund Corporation or a housing development fund company that acquires the Exemption Area with the prior written consent of HPD.

 

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

 

h.                     “Owner” shall mean, collectively, the HDFC and the Company.

 

i.                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean the regulatory agreement between HPD and the Owner establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area during the term of the 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, commercial or community facility 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 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)  any interest in the Exemption Area is conveyed or transferred to a new owner without the prior written approval of HPD, or (v) the construction or 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 Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

b.                     The Exemption shall apply to all land in the Exemption Area, but shall only apply to buildings in the Exemption Area that have a permanent certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of occupancy for all of the residential areas in such buildings on or before three years from the Effective Date.

 

c.                     Nothing herein shall entitle the HDFC, the Owner or any past owner 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 Exemption, the owner of the Exemption Area, for so long as the Exemption shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits of any additional or concurrent exemption from or abatement of real property taxation which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state or federal law, rule or regulation.

 

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 May 24, 2017, on file in this office.

 

 

                                               

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