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File #: Res 1650-2008    Version: * Name: LU 871 - ULURP, Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan, Manhattan, CD# 8 (C080332HUM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/7/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the 15th Amended Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan, approving the designation of the area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080332 HUM (L.U. No. 871).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Daniel R. Garodnick
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Press Release, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10/7/08

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1650

 

Resolution approving the 15th Amended Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan, approving the designation of the area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080332 HUM (L.U. No. 871).

 

By Council Members Katz and Garodnick

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 2, 2008, its decision and report dated August 27, 2008 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD"), pursuant to Section 505 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State and Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, regarding the proposed Fifteenth  Amended Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan (the "Plan") for the Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Area (the "Area") (ULURP No. C 080332 HUM), Community District 11, Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Applications Numbers C 080331 HAM (L.U. No. 870), designation of an urban development action area project and disposition of city-owned property; C 080333 ZMM (L.U. No. 872), an amendment to the Zoning Map; and N 090083 HGM (L.U. No. 873), (additional property designation), Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Area;

 

                           WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified that the Plan for the Area complies with the provisions of Section 502 of the General Municipal Law, conforms to the comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole and is consistent with local objectives, and that the Plan is in conformity with the findings and designation of the Area;

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Area Designation is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 504 of the General Municipal Law;

 

                           WHEREAS, the Plan is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law;

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted to the Council its recommendations regarding the Application on September 18, 2008;

 

                     WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and the Plan on September 16, 2008;

 

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

 

                           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 15, 2008 (CEQR No. 07DME025M); 

 

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

 

(3)                                          The adverse environmental impacts disclosed 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; and

 

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 this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).

 

Pursuant to Section 504 of the General Municipal Law, the Council approves the Designation of the Area.

 

                           Pursuant to Section 505(4) of the General Municipal Law, the Council finds that:

 

    1.                     The Area is a substandard or insanitary area or is in danger of becoming a substandard or insanitary area and tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality;

 

    2.                     The financial aid to be provided to the municipality is necessary to enable the project to be undertaken in accordance with the Plan;

   

3.                     The Plan affords maximum opportunity to private enterprise, consistent with the sound needs of the municipality as a whole, for the undertaking of an urban renewal program;

 

    4.                     The Plan conforms to a comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole;

 

    5.                     There is a feasible method for the relocation of families and individuals displaced from the Area into decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, which are or will be provided in the Area or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities, at rents or prices within the financial means of such families or individuals, and reasonably accessible to their places of employment; and

 

    6.                     The undertaking and carrying out of the urban renewal activities in stages is in the best public interest and will not cause any additional or increased hardship to the residents of the Area.

 

                           Pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law, the Council approves the Fifteenth Amended Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan for the Harlem-East Harlem Urban Renewal Area, dated January 2008.

 

                           Pursuant to Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, and on the basis of the Decision and Application, 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 October 7, 2008, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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