File #: Res 1373-2008    Version: * Name: LU 714 - ULURP, Cortlandt Corners I & II, Bronx (C080222ZMX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/16/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080222 ZMX, a Zoning Map change (L.U. No. 714).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4/16/08




Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080222 ZMX, a Zoning Map change (L.U. No. 714).


By Council Members Katz and Avella


WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 19, 2008 its decision dated March 12, 2008 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment to the Zoning Map (ULURP No. C 080222 ZMX) (the "Application");


WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Application Number C 080223 HAX (L.U. No. 715), an urban development action area project designation and project approval and disposition of city-owned property;


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 April 3, 2008;


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 April 27, 2007 and remains in effect (CEQR No. 06HPD008X); 


It was determined that this application would not result in environmental impacts that would be substantially different from or greater than those described in the 1994 FEIS and 2007 FEIS for the

Melrose Commons URA project.  In a letter dated December 28, 2007 with a copy of the Notice of

Minor Modification and the Technical Memorandum for the CEQR No. 06HPD008X Application, it

was determined that the proposed changes do not alter the conclusions of the FEIS and that therefore

the Notice of Completion issued on April 27, 2007 remains in effect.


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




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, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the action to be approved is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and


(3)                     The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FSEIS 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, FEIS constitutes  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 Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, the Council approves the Decision.


The Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, effective as of December 15, 1961, and as subsequently amended, is further amended by changing the Zoning Map, Section No. 6a, changing from an R7-2 District to an R7A District property bounded by Courtlandt Avenue, East 162nd Street, Melrose Avenue, and a line 100 feet northeasterly of East 161st Street, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposed only) dated January 7, 2008, Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx.







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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 April 16, 2008, on file in this office.








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