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File #: Res 0948-2019    Version: * Name: LU 400 - Landmarks, MNN1802 CLOTH Amsterdam Avenue – 2185 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan (20195535 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law and a real property tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at 2185 Amsterdam Avenue (Block 2112, Lot 14), Borough of Manhattan; and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, Community District 12, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 400; 20195535 HAM).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. April 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019, 3. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-18-19, 5. Land Use Calendar - Week of June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019, 6. Hearing Testimony - Landmarks 5-14-19, 7. Hearing Transcript - Landmarks 5-14-19, 8. Hearing Transcript - Landmarks 6-6-19, 9. Hearing Transcript - Land Use 6-11-19, 10. Committee Report, 11. Resolution, 12. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 14. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 16. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 17. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 948

 

Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law and a real property tax exemption pursuant to Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law for property located at 2185 Amsterdam Avenue (Block 2112, Lot 14), Borough of Manhattan; and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, Community District 12, Borough of Manhattan (L.U. No. 400; 20195535 HAM).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Adams

 

                                          WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on April 2, 2019 its request dated March 27, 2019 that the Council take the following action regarding the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 2185 Amsterdam Avenue (Block 2112, Lot 14), Community District 12, Borough of Manhattan (the "Disposition Area"):

 

1.                     Find that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality and that the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes of Section 691 of the General Municipal Law;

 

2.                     Waive the area designation requirement of Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law;

 

3.                     Waive the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law;

 

4.                     Approve the project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; and

 

5.                     Approve an exemption of the project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law.

 

                           WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is an eligible area as defined in Section 692 of the General Municipal Law, consists solely of the rehabilitation or conservation of existing private or multiple dwellings or the construction of one to four unit dwellings, and does not require any change in land use permitted under the New York City Zoning Resolution;

 

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on May 14, 2019; and

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

                           The Council finds that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Council waives the designation requirement of the Disposition Area as an Urban Development Action Area pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.

                        

The Council waives the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City Charter pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Council approves the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.

 

                           The Project shall be developed in a manner consistent with the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council on April 2, 2019, a copy of which is attached hereto.

 

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

 

a.                     All of the value of the property in the Disposition Area, including both the land and any improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), shall be exempt from real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the later of (i) the date of conveyance of the Disposition Area to the Sponsor, or (ii) the date that HPD and the Sponsor enter into a regulatory agreement governing the operation of the Disposition Area (“Effective Date”) and terminating upon 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 between HPD and the Sponsor, or (iii) the date upon which the Disposition Area ceases to be owned by either a housing development fund company or an entity wholly controlled by a housing development fund company (“Expiration Date”).

 

b.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary, the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder ("Exemption") shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Disposition Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Disposition Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory agreement between HPD and the Sponsor, (iii) the Disposition 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) the demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Disposition Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD, or (v) the Disposition Area is conveyed without the prior written consent of HPD.  HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to the owner of the Disposition Area 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 herein, the Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

c.                     In consideration of the Exemption, the Sponsor and any future owner of the Disposition Area, for so long as the Exemption shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits, if any, 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.

 

d.                     The exemption shall not apply to buildings that do not exist on the Effective Date.

 

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 June 13, 2019, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                         …..........................................….

      City Clerk, Clerk of The Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

 

 

1.                     PROGRAM:                                          MULTIFAMILY PRESERVATION LOAN PROGRAM

 

 

2.                     PROJECT:                                                                                                                              MMN1802 CLOTH Amsterdam Avenue

 

3.                     LOCATION:

 

                     a.                     BOROUGH:                                                                                                                              Manhattan

 

                     b.                     COMMUNITY DISTRICT:                                                                                    12

 

                     c.                     COUNCIL DISTRICT:                                                                                    10

 

                     d.                     DISPOSITION AREA:                                                                                    BLOCK                                          LOT                                          ADDRESS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2112                                                14                                            2185 Amsterdam Avenue                              

 

4.                     BASIS OF DISPOSITION PRICE:                                                               Nominal (One dollar ($1.00) per building). 

 

5.                     TYPE OF PROJECT:                                                                                                         Rehabilitation

 

6.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS:                     One (1) Multiple Dwelling

 

7.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF UNITS:                                          Sixteen (16) dwelling units

 

8.                     HOUSING TYPE:                                                                                                                              Rental

 

9.                     ESTIMATE OF INITIAL

                     RENTS:                                          Initial rents will be established in compliance with federal regulations, where applicable, and will be affordable to the targeted income groups.  All units will be subject to rent stabilization.  Eligible tenants may apply for rent subsidies.

 

10.                     INCOME TARGETS:                                          The Disposition Area contains occupied buildings which will be sold subject to existing tenancies.  Vacant units, if any, will be rented in compliance with federal regulations, where applicable.  Vacant units not subject to such regulations will be rented to families with annual household incomes up to 120% of the area median.

 

11.                     PROPOSED FACILITIES:                                                                                                         Approximately two (2) commercial spaces

 

12.                     PROPOSED CODES/ORDINANCES:                                                               None

 

13.                     ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:                                                                                    Type II

 

14.                     PROPOSED TIME SCHEDULE:                                                               Approximately twenty-four (24) months from closing to completion of construction.