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File #: Res 0731-2019    Version: * Name: LU 311 - Planning, Waterside Plaza, Manhattan (C 190065 HDM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 1/24/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Waterside Plaza Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 190065 HUM (L.U. No. 311).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. December 20, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of January 7, 2019 - January 14, 2019, 3. Land Use Calendar & Agenda for January 22, 2019, 4. Hearing Testimony - Planning 1-14-19, 5. January 24, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report, 7. Resolution, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-24-19, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 24, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 731

 

Resolution approving the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Waterside Plaza Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 190065 HUM (L.U. No. 311).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Kallos

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on December 14, 2018 its decision and report dated December 5, 2018 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD),  pursuant to Section 505 of Article 15 of the General Municipal (Urban Renewal) Law of New York State and Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, for the first amendment to the Waterside Plaza Urban Renewal Plan, which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the long-term preservation of up to 325 existing housing units, in addition to maintaining enhanced Section 8 voucher arrangements for 92 tenants in the Waterside Plaza development, a mixed-use complex in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 6, (ULURP No. C 190065 HUM), (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 190064 HDM (L.U. No. 310), a disposition of City-owned property;

 

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted to the Council on November 30, 2018 its request for approval of the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Waterside Urban Renewal Area, dated November 28, 2018 (the “Plan”);

 

                           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified that the Plan for the Area is an appropriate plan for the Area and conforms to the provisions of Section 502(7) and the finding set forth in Section 504, Article 15 of the General Municipal Law, and conforms to the comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole;

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified its unqualified approval of the Plan pursuant to Section 505(2) of the General Municipal Law;

 

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

 

                           WHEREAS, the Plan is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law;

 

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and the Plan on January 14, 2019;

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the determination by the City Planning Commission, that the Application is a Type II action and requires no further review (CEQR No. 19HPD001M) (the “Type II Determination”).

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment pursuant to the Type II Determination.

 

Pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law, the Council finds that:

 

1)                     The proposed First Amended Plan to the Waterside Urban Renewal Plan is an appropriate plan for the area involved and conforms to the finding set forth in Section 504, Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State; and

 

2)                     The First Amended Waterside Urban Renewal Plan conforms to the comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole and is consistent with local objectives, in compliance with the provisions of subdivision seven of Section 502, Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State.

 

                     Pursuant to Section 197-d 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 190065 HUM, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision.

 

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 January 24, 2019, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council