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File #: Res 0188-2004    Version: * Name: LU 69 - ULURP, 1271-1285 Merriam Ave, Bronx (C040060HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 2/26/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 040060 HAX, approving the designation of 1271-1285 Merriam Avenue (Block 2559/Lots 25, 28 and 30), the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 69; C 040060 HAX).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 188

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 040060 HAX, approving the designation of 1271-1285 Merriam Avenue (Block 2559/Lots 25, 28 and 30), the Bronx, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 69; C 040060 HAX).

 

By Council Members Katz and Martinez

 

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on January 30, 2004 its decision dated January 28, 2004 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter and Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State regarding:

 

a)                     the designation of 1271 - 1285 Merriam Avenue (Block 2559/Lots 25, 28 and 30), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area");

 

b)                     an Urban Development Action Area Project for such area (the "Project"); and

 

pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to facilitate construction of an eight-story building, tentatively known as University Senior Housing, with approximately 84 units of housing for the elderly to be developed under the federal Section 202 program  (the "Disposition"), Community District 4, Borough of the Bronx (ULURP No. C 040060 HAX) (the "Application");

 

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 Application and Decision are subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State;

 

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                     WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council its recommendations regarding the Application on February 23, 2004;

 

                       WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on February 23, 2004;

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

                       Pursuant to Section 197-d, the Council approves the decision of the City Planning Commission (C 040060 HAX).

 

                       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 approves the designation of the Disposition 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.

 

                       The Council approves the disposition of said property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

 

 

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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 February 26, 2004, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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