File #: Res 0482-2006    Version: * Name: LU 142 - ULURP, Silvercup West Studios, Queens (C050375MMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 8/16/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 050375 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 142).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8/16/06

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 050375 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 142).

By Council Members Katz and Avella

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on July 14, 2006 its decision dated July 12, 2006 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by Terra Cotta LLC c/o Silvercup Studios, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 199 of the New York City Charter, for a change in the City Map involving, a change of legal grades in 43rd Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and the East River, Community District 2, Borough of Queens, in accordance with Map No. 4988, dated February 7, 2006 and signed by the Borough President (ULURP No. C 050375 MMQ) (the "Application");

WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Numbers C 060323 ZMQ (L.U. No. 137), an amendment of the Zoning Map, changing from an M1-4 District to an M1-5/R 10 District and establishing a Special Mixed Use District (MX-9); N 060324 ZRQ (L.U. No. 138), zoning text amendments relating to Article XII, Chapter 3 (Special Mixed Use District) to establish the Special Mixed Use District MX-9 and establish special permit provisions for signs in the MX-9 District; C 060325 ZSQ (L.U. No. 139), special permit pursuant to Section 13-561 (Accessory off-street parking spaces) for a 1,400-space attended accessory parking garage; C 060326 ZSQ (L.U. No. 140), special permit pursuant to Section 62-736 (Bulk modifications on waterfront blocks) for modifications to the height and setback provisions of the proposed M1-5/R10 underlying districts; and C 060327 ZSQ (L.U. No. 141), special permit pursuant to proposed Section 123-40 (Sign Regulations) to allow for a proposed approximately 9,745.8 square foot accessory, illuminated sign to be affixed to the building 90 feet above curb level;

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 August 14, 2006;

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

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 June 30, 2006. The Notice of Completion for the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts and proposed mitigation measures that are summarized in the FEIS Executive Summary attached as Exhibit B to C 060326 ZSQ; L.U. No. 140; Resolution No. 480 (CEQR No. 05DCP080Q);


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 actions to be approved are ones which minimize or avoid adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and

The adverse environmental impacts revealed in the FEIS 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 August 16, 2006, on file in this office.

City Clerk, Clerk of The Council