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File #: Res 1060-2005    Version: * Name: LU 503 - ULURP, West Chelsea High Line, Manhattan (050163PCM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/23/2005
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 050163 PCM (L.U. No. 503), for site selection and acquisition of the High Line rail structure and associated easements (Blocks 644-646, 712-714, and 689-702) located between Gansevoort Street, Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and West 30th Street, for use as public open space.
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6/23/05
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/23/2005*Melinda R. Katz City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/20/2005*Melinda R. Katz Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1060

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 050163 PCM (L.U. No. 503), for site selection and acquisition of the High Line rail structure and associated easements (Blocks 644-646, 712-714, and 689-702) located between Gansevoort Street, Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and West 30th Street, for use as public open space.

 

By Council Members Katz and Avella

 

 

                           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 31, 2005 its decision dated May 25, 2005 (the "Decision") on the application submitted pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for site selection and acquisition of the High Line rail structure and associated easements (Blocks 644-646, 712-714, and 689-702) located between Gansevoort Street, Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and West 30th Street, Community Districts 2 and 4, Borough of Manhattan (the "Site"), for use as public open space (ULURP No. C 050163 PCM) (the "Application");

 

                           WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Numbers C 050162 (A) ZMM (L.U. No. 501), a Zoning Map amendment to an area generally bounded by West 16th to West 30th Streets, Tenth to Eleventh Avenues, including creation of the Special West Chelsea District and elimination of the Special Mixed Use District (MX-3); and N 050161 (A) ZRM (L.U. No. 502), amendment to the text of the Zoning Resolution to create the Special West Chelsea District and regulations and elimination of the Special Mixed Use District-3;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(3) of the City Charter;

 

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on June 15, 2005;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on May 13, 2005, with respect to this application, together with the Technical Memorandum Memoranda, dated May 25, and June 22, 2005, prepared with respect to further modifications adopted by the City Planning Commission and by the City Council which appears in Council Resolution No. 1059, (CEQR No. 03DCP069M);

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

Having considered the FEIS, with respect to the Application, the Council finds that:

 

(1)                                          the FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;

 

(2)                                          consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, including the provision of affordable housing, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, Alternative F set forth in the FEIS and the Technical MemorandumMemoranda, dated May 25, and June 22,  2005, is one that avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable, including the effects disclosed in the FEIS; and

 

(3)                                          Adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS with respect to Alternative F will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the approval those mitigative measures that were identified as practicable; and

 

The Decision, FEIS and the Technical Memorandum Memoranda dated May 25, and June 22, 2005, constitutes constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).

 

                           Pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter and on the basis of the Application and Decision, the Council approves the Decision.

 

 

 

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 23, 2005, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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