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File #: Res 1013-2019    Version: * Name: LU 467 - Landmarks, 784 Courtlandt Avenue, Bronx (C 190292 HUX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/23/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the Fourth Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 190292 HUK (L.U. No. 467).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Adrienne E. Adams
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Land Use Calendar - Week of June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019, 2. June 18, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Testimony - Landmarks 6-20-19, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-19, 5. Hearing Transcript - Landmarks 6-20-19, 6. Land Use Calendar - Week of July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019, 7. July 23, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Res. No. 1013, 9. Committee Report, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-23-19, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 23, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1013

 

Resolution approving the Fourth Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No.  C 190292 HUK (L.U. No. 467).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Adams

 

                     WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, pursuant to Section 505 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State and Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, for the Fourth Amendment to the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Plan (the “Plan”), which in conjunction with the related action would remove a 45-foot height restriction from Urban Renewal Site 15 (the “Project Area”) to facilitate the development of a seven-story mixed-use building containing 20 residential units and commercial and community facility space in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, Community District 1, (ULURP No. C 190039 HUK) (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on June 14, 2019 its decision and report dated June 3, 2019 (the "Decision"), on the Application;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 190293 HAX (L.U. No. 468), an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) designation, project approval and disposition of City-owned property to a developer to be selected by HPD;

 

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted to the Council on June 17, 2019 its request for approval of 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), Article 15 of the General Municipal Law 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), Article 15 of the General Municipal Law;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d 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 June 20, 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 negative declaration issued on February 20, 2019 (CEQR No. 19HPD016X) (the “Negative Declaration”).

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the  environment as set forth in the Negative Declaration.

 

                     The Council finds that the Area is a substandard or insanitary area, or is in danger of becoming a substandard or insanitary area, and tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality.

 

The Council finds that the financial aid to be provided to the municipality is necessary to enable the project to be undertaken in accordance with the Plan.

 

The Council finds that the Plan affords maximum opportunity to private enterprise, consistent with the sound needs of the municipality as a whole, for the undertaking of an urban renewal program.  

 

The Council finds that the Plan conforms to a comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole.

 

The Council finds that there is a feasible method for the relocation of families and individuals displaced from the Area into decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, which are or will be provided in the Area or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities, at rents or prices within the financial means of such families or individuals, and reasonably accessible to their places of employment.

 

The Council finds that the undertaking and carrying out of the urban renewal activities in stages is in the best public interest and will not cause an additional or increased hardship, to the residents of the Area.

 

                     The Council finds that the proposed Fourth Amended Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Plan is an appropriate plan for the area involved, complies with provisions of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law and conforms to the comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole and is consistent with local objectives.

 

                     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 190292 HUX, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision.

 

The Council approves the designation of the Area pursuant to Section 504 of the General Municipal Law.

 

The Council approves the amendment of the Plan pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law and Section 197-d of the Charter. 

 

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 July 23, 2019, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council