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File #: Res 0953-2019    Version: * Name: LU 417 - Landmarks, Manhattanville Walkway 437 West 126th Street, Manhattan (C 190128 HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP Application No. C 190128 HAM, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of city-owned property located at 437 West 126th Street (Block 1967, Lot 5), Borough of Manhattan, Community District 9 (L.U. No. 417; C 190128 HAM).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Land Use Calendar - Week of May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019, 2. REVISED - Land Use Calendar - Week of May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019, 3. Land Use Calendar - Week of June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019, 4. Hearing Testimony - Landmarks 5-14-19, 5. Hearing Transcript - Landmarks 5-14-19, 6. Hearing Transcript - Landmarks 6-6-19, 7. Hearing Transcript - Land Use 6-11-19, 8. Committee Report, 9. Resolution, 10. June 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-13-19, 12. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 13, 2019, 14. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 18, 2019, 15. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of June 13, 2019 Held on June 19, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 953

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP Application No. C 190128 HAM, approving the designation of an Urban Development Action Area, an Urban Development Action Area Project, and the disposition of city-owned property located at 437 West 126th Street (Block 1967, Lot 5), Borough of Manhattan, Community District 9 (L.U. No. 417; C 190128 HAM).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Adams

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 10, 2019  its decision dated May 8, 2019 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) regarding city-owned property located at 437 West 126th Street (Block 1967, Lot 5), (the “Disposition Area”), approving:

 

a)                     pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State the designation of Disposition Area as an Urban Development Action Area;

 

b)                     pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State an Urban Development Action Area Project for the Disposition Area (the "Project"); and

 

c)                     pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter the disposition of the Disposition Area to a developer to be selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development;

 

which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the development of an open landscaped walkway on the project site within Manhattan Community District 9, (ULURP No. C 190128 HAM) (the "Application");

 

                     

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 190127 PQM (L.U. No. 416), an acquisition of property;

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated April 15, 2019 and submitted to the Council on April 26, 2019, HPD submitted its requests (the “HPD Requests”) respecting the Application including the submission of the project summary for the Project (the “Project Summary”);

 

WHEREAS, the HPD Requests are related to a previously approved City Council Resolution No. 2156 (L.U. No. 1232) dated December 11, 2001 (the “Original Resolution”);

 

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

 

                     WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision and the HPD Requests on May 14, 2019;

 

                       WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Application; 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 and requires no further review action (CEQR No. 15HPD078M) (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 197-d of the New York City Charter, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report C 190128 HAM and incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission and the HPD Requests.

 

                       The Council finds that the present status of the Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York, 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, and that the financial aid in the form of tax incentives to be provided by the municipality pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law is necessary to enable the project to be undertaken; and

 

                       The Council approves the designation of the Area as an urban development action area pursuant to Section 693 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 and subject to the terms and conditions of the Project Summary.

 

                     The Council approves the disposition of the Disposition Area under Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, to a developer to be selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development for the development of the Project consistent with the Project Summary.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        City Clerk, Clerk of The Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

 

 

 

1.                     PROJECT:                                                                                                                                                   Manhattanville Walkway

 

3.                     LOCATION:

 

                     a.                     BOROUGH:                                                                                                                              Manhattan

 

                     b.                     COMMUNITY DISTRICT:                                                                                    9

 

                     c.                     COUNCIL DISTRICT:                                                                                    7

 

                     d.                     DISPOSITION AREA:                                                                                    BLOCK                     LOT(S)                     ADDRESS(ES)

                                                                                                                                                                                             1967                                          5                                          437 West 126th Street                                          

                                                                                    

4.                     BASIS OF DISPOSITION PRICE:                                                               Nominal.

 

5.                     TYPE OF PROJECT:                                                                                                         Open Space

 

6.                     APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS:                     None

 

7.                     PROPOSED FACILITIES:                                                                                                         Approximately 1,608 square feet of open,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recreational space

 

8.                     PROPOSED CODES/ORDINANCES:                                                               None

 

9.                     ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS:                                                                                    Type II

 

10.                     PROPOSED TIME SCHEDULE:                                                               Approximately 24 months from closing to completion of open space.