File #: Res 0243-2006    Version: * Name: LU 80 - ULURP, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment, Bronx (C060058MMX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/5/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 060058 MMX, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 80).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Daniel R. Garodnick
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/5/06

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 060058 MMX, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 80).

By Council Members Katz and Garodnick

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on February 27, 2006 its decision dated February 22, 2006 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the Department of Parks and Recreation, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 199 of the New York City Charter for an amendment to the City Map involving, the establishment of parks within an area bounded by East 158th Street, River Avenue, East 153rd Street, and Gerard Avenue; and any acquisition or disposition of real property related thereto, Community District 4, Borough of the Bronx, in accordance with Map No. 13114 dated September 22, 2005 and signed by the Borough President (ULURP No. C 060058 MMX) (the "Application");

WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Applications Numbers C 060056 MMX (L.U. No. 78), an amendment to the City Map establishing a new park on the site of the existing Yankee Stadium between East 161st Street, East 157th Street, and River Avenue including former Ruppert Place; C 060057 MMX (L.U. No. 79), an amendment to the City Map establishing a new park along the Harlem River waterfront from slip 2 through slip 4 at the site of the former Bronx Terminal Market; C 060059 MMX (L.U. No. 81), an amendment to the City Map eliminating a portion of Jerome Avenue between Macombs Lane and East 164th Street, a portion of East 161st Street between River Avenue and Macombs Lane, establishing a new park on these portions of streets and establishing a new park in the bed of the former East 162nd Street; C 060144 PQX (L.U. No. 82), an acquisition of interest in the stadium property; C 060145 PPX (L.U. No. 83), a disposition of city-owned property; C 060146 PPX (L.U. No. 84), a disposition of city-owned property; C 060147 PPX (L.U. No. 85), a disposition of city-owned property; C 060148 (A) MCX (L.U. No. 86), a major concession to allow for operation of a new tennis facility on a waterfront parkland; C 060149 ZSX (L.U. No. 87), a special permit for a public parking garage with a maximum of 949 spaces; C 060150 ZSX (L.U. No. 88), a special permit to waive a required rear yard in a proposed public parking garage;

WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;


WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on March 28, 2006;

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

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for which a Notice of Completion of the FEIS was issued on February 10, 2006. The FEIS included an alternative, the Alternative Park Plan, which reflects the modified ULURP Application (C 060148(A) MCX) that was submitted subsequent to the issuance of the DEIS; and

The Notice of Completion for the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts and proposed mitigation measures with respect to the Proposed Action and the Alternative Park Plan adopted are summarized in the FEIS Executive Summary attached as Exhibit A to the Report of the City Planning Commission approving ULURP Application No. C 060059 MMX (CEQR No. 05DPR006X) and such summary is incorporated by reference herein;


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;

From among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the Alternative Park Plan set forth in the FEIS is the one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and

The adverse environmental impacts revealed in the FEIS with respect to the Alternative Park Plan 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;

The Decision and the FEIS constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of the decision, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).


Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 199 of the New York City Charter, the Council approves the Decision.


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I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on April 5, 2006, on file in this office.

City Clerk, Clerk of The Council