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File #: Res 0554-2002    Version: * Name: LU 197 - UDAAP, Brownsville Site, Manhattan (20025436HAK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/23/2002
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 73 Buffalo Avenue (1339/Lot 3), 216 Buffalo Avenue (Block 1374/Lot 43), 188 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1533/Lot 12), 203 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1527/Lot 61), 1648 Prospect Place (Block 1462/Lot 112), 1818 Prospect Place (Block 1464/Lot 14), 573 Ralph Avenue (Block 1473/Lot 6), 342 Saratoga Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 48), 1417 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1451/Lot 66), 1434 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1457/Lot 30), 1515 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 57), 115 Tapscott Street (Block 3533/Lot 24), 1257 Herkimer Street (Block 1551/Lot 71), and 1371 East New York Avenue (Block 1474/Lot 49), Brooklyn, and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 197; 20025436 HAK).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Stated Meeting - Hearing Transcript
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK RESOLUTION NO. 554 Title Resolution approving an Urban Development Action Area Project located at 73 Buffalo Avenue (1339/Lot 3), 216 Buffalo Avenue (Block 1374/Lot 43), 188 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1533/Lot 12), 203 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1527/Lot 61), 1648 Prospect Place (Block 1462/Lot 112), 1818 Prospect Place (Block 1464/Lot 14), 573 Ralph Avenue (Block 1473/Lot 6), 342 Saratoga Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 48), 1417 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1451/Lot 66), 1434 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1457/Lot 30), 1515 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 57), 115 Tapscott Street (Block 3533/Lot 24), 1257 Herkimer Street (Block 1551/Lot 71), and 1371 East New York Avenue (Block 1474/Lot 49), Brooklyn, and waiving the urban development action area designation requirement and the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 197; 20025436 HAK). Body By Council Members Katz and Martinez WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on May 31, 2002 its request dated May 23, 2002 that the Council take the following actions regarding the following Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 73 Buffalo Avenue (1339/Lot 3), 216 Buffalo Avenue (Block 1374/Lot 43), 188 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1533/Lot 12), 203 Mac Dougal Street (Block 1527/Lot 61), 1648 Prospect Place (Block 1462/Lot 112), 1818 Prospect Place (Block 1464/Lot 14), 573 Ralph Avenue (Block 1473/Lot 6), 342 Saratoga Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 48), 1417 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1451/Lot 66), 1434 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1457/Lot 30), 1515 St. Marks Avenue (Block 1452/Lot 57), 115 Tapscott Street (Block 3533/Lot 24), 1257 Herkimer Street (Block 1551/Lot 71), and 1371 East New York Avenue (Block 1474/Lot 49), Borough of Brooklyn (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 stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law; 2. Waive the area designation requirement of Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section; ___________ Page 2 of 3 20025436 HAK Res. No. 554 (L.U. No. 197) 3. Waive the requirements of Sections 197-c and 197-d of the New York City 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 the exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law (the "Tax Exemption"). WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is now a municipally-owned 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 October 15, 2002; 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 area designation requirement of the Disposition Area as an urban development action area under 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. _________ Page 3 of 3 20025436 HAK Res. No. 554 (L.U. No. 197) The Project shall be developed in a manner consistent with the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council, a copy of which is attached hereto. The exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 696 of the General Municipal Law is approved as follows: a. All of the value of the buildings, structures, and other improvements situated on the Disposition Area shall be exempt from local and municipal taxes, other than assessments for local improvements and land value, for a period of six years commencing on the July 1st following the date of issuance of the first temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for a building located on the Disposition Area, during the last three years of which such exemption shall decrease in equal annual decrements. b. The partial tax exemption granted hereunder shall terminate with respect to all or any portion of the Disposition Area if the Department of Housing Preservation and Development determines that such real property has not been, or is not being, developed, used, and/or operated in compliance with the requirements of all applicable agreements made by the Sponsor or the owner of such real property with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development shall deliver written notice of any such determination of noncompliance to the owner of such real property and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than ninety (90) days. If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the partial tax exemption granted hereunder shall prospectively terminate with respect to the real property specified therein. 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 October 23, 2002, on file in this office. ................................................ City Clerk, Clerk of the Council