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File #: Res 0524-2018    Version: * Name: LU 179 - Planning, TPT Program, In Rem Action No. 53, Brooklyn (20185474 HAK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 9/12/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving a new real property tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for properties located at 371 Hooper Street (Block 2412, Lot 124), 1039A DeKalb Avenue (Block 1599, Lot 71), 1823 Eastern Parkway (Block 1442, Lot 44), and 243 Madison Street (Block 1818, Lot 73), Community Districts 1, 3, and 16, Borough of Brooklyn, (L.U. No. 179; 20185474 HAK).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Land Use Calendar - Week of August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018, 2. Hearing Transcript - Planning 8-14-18, 3. Hearing Testimony - Planning 8-14-18, 4. Land Use Calendar - Week of September 3, 2018 - September 7, 2018, 5. September 12, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report, 7. Resolution, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-12-18, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 12, 2018

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 524

 

Resolution approving a new real property tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for properties located at 371 Hooper Street (Block 2412, Lot 124),  1039A DeKalb Avenue (Block 1599, Lot 71), 1823 Eastern Parkway (Block 1442, Lot 44), and 243 Madison Street (Block 1818, Lot 73), Community Districts 1, 3, and 16, Borough of Brooklyn, (L.U. No. 179; 20185474 HAK).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Kallos

 

                       WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on June 5, 2018 its request dated June 5, 2018,  that the Council approve an exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (the "Tax Exemption Request") for properties located at 371 Hooper Street (Block 2412, Lot 124),  1039A DeKalb Avenue (Block 1599, Lot 71), 1823 Eastern Parkway (Block 1442, Lot 44), and 243 Madison Street (Block 1818, Lot 73), Community Districts 1, 3, and 16, Borough of Brooklyn (the "Transfer Area ");

 

                     WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Tax Exemption Request on August 14, 2018; and

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

                        The Transfer Area shall be developed in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council on June 5, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto.

 

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

 

1.                     All of the value of the property in the Transfer Area, including both the land and any improvements, shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the date of conveyance of the Transfer Area to the transferee ("Article XI Commencement Date") and terminating upon the earlier to occur of (i) the fortieth anniversary of the Article XI Commencement Date, (ii) the date of reconveyance of the Transfer Area to an owner which is not a housing development fund company, or (iii) the date upon which the owner of the Transfer Area voluntarily surrenders and revokes such exemption by written notice to the Department of Finance ("Article XI Expiration Date").

 

2.                     In consideration of the tax exemption pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law provided hereunder ("Article XI Exemption"), the owner of the Transfer Area shall waive the benefits, if any, of additional or concurrent real property tax abatement and/or tax exemption which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule, or regulation (“Alternative Tax Benefit”), for so long as the Article XI Exemption shall remain in effect; provided, however, that the owner of the Transfer Area may (i) voluntarily surrender and revoke the Article XI Exemption at any time by written notice to the Department of Finance, and (ii) following the effective date of the surrender and revocation stated in such written notice, utilize any Alternative Tax Benefit for the Transfer Area.

 

3.                     The Article XI Exemption shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Transfer Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Transfer Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of any agreement with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York, or (iii) the demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Transfer Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD.  HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to the property 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 Article XI Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

4.                     The provisions of the Article XI Exemption shall apply separately to each individual property comprising the Transfer Area, and a sale or other event which would cause the expiration, termination, or revocation of the Article XI Exemption with respect to one property in the Transfer Area shall not affect the continued validity of the Article XI Exemption with respect to other properties in the Transfer Area.

 

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 September 12, 2018, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                       City Clerk, Clerk of The Council

PROJECT SUMMARY

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L.U. No. 179

1.                     PROGRAM:                                                                                                         Third Party Transfer Program

 

2.                     PROJECT:                                                                                                         In Rem Action No.  53                                                               

 

3.                     LOCATION:

 

                     a.                     BOROUGH:                                                                                    Brooklyn

 

                     b.                     COMMUNITY DISTRICTS:                                          BK1 BK3 BK16

 

                     c.                     COUNCIL DISTRICTS:                                                               CD34 CD36 CD37

 

                     d.                     TRANSFER AREA:                                                               BLOCK   LOT     ADDRESS                                                    

                                                                                                                                                   

2412

124

371 HOOPER STREET

 

1599

71

1039A DEKALB AVENUE

 

1442

44

1823 EASTERN PARKWAY

 

1818

73

243 MADISON STREET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     e.                     EXISTING USE:                                                               Vacant Lot

 

4.                     BASIS OF PRICE:                                                                                    In rem judgment of foreclosure

                                                                                    

5.                     TYPE OF PROJECT:                                                                                    New Construction

 

6.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS:                     4

 

7.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF UNITS:                                          10

 

8.                     HOUSING TYPE:                                                                                    Rental or Homeownership

                                                                                          

9.                     ESTIMATE OF INITIAL RENTS                     

                     AND INCOME TARGETS:                                   Will be established in compliance with federal regulations, where applicable, and will be affordable to the targeted income groups. 

 

10.                     PROPOSED FACILITIES:                                                               None

 

11.                     PROPOSED CODES/ORDINANCES:                                          None

 

12.                     ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:                                                               Type II

 

13.                     PROPOSED TIME SCHEDULE:                                          Approximately 24 months from construction loan closing to completion of construction.