File #: Res 1646-2008    Version: * Name: LU 841 - ULURP, Hospital for Special Surgery, Manhattan (C060440MMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/7/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 060440 MMM, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 841).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Press Release, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10/7/08

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 060440 MMM, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 841).

By Council Members Katz and Avella

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on August 18, 2008 its decision dated August 11, 2008 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the Hospital for Special Surgery, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 199 of the New York City Charter and Section 5-430 et seq. of the New York City Administrative Code, for an amendment to the City Map involving:
· elimination, discontinuance and closing of Volumes of FDR Drive between East 71st and East 72nd streets;

· the adjustment of grades necessitated thereby; and

· any acquisition or disposition of real property related thereto,

in accordance with Map No. 30223 dated March 25, 2008 and signed by the Borough President, (ULURP No. C 060440 MMM), Community District 8, Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");

WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Applications Numbers C 060333 ZSM (L.U. No. 819), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-682 of the Zoning Resolution, to allow for the construction of the River Building to be located on a platform in demapped air space above the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive (FDR Drive), and to modify off-street loading requirements; C 070171 ZSM (L.U. No. 842), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-682 (Development over streets) for the enlargement of HSS’s existing East Wing Building; and N 070145 ZRM (L.U. No. 843), a zoning text amendment to Section 74-682 to allow for the modification of off-street loading requirements;

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 September 16, 2008;

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 August 8, 2008, with respect to this application (CEQR No. 05DCP061M); and

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

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

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 mitigation 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 October 7, 2008, on file in this office.

City Clerk, Clerk of The Council