File #: Res 1696-2008    Version: * Name: LU 909 - Zoning, Hunters Point South, Queens (C080276MMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 11/13/2008
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080276 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 909).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Tony Avella
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11/13/08

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 080276 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 909).

By Council Members Katz and Avella

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 29, 2008 its decision dated September 24, 2008 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Parks and Recreation, 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:

· a change in the street system;
· the establishment of park and park additions;
· the delineation of permanent sewer corridors;
within an area generally bounded by 50th Avenue, 2nd Street, and the U.S. Pierhead Line at Newtown Creek and the East River;
· the elimination of portions of 48th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and 21st Street;
· the elimination of a park between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street,
· the elimination, discontinuance and closing of a portion of Vernon Boulevard;
· the establishment of a Public Place between 50th and 51st Avenues;
· the adjustment of grades necessitated thereby; and
· any acquisition or disposition of real properties related thereto,

in accordance with Map No. 5003 dated April 1, 2008, and revised September 17, 2008, and signed by the Borough President, Community District 2, Borough of Queens, (ULURP No. C 080276 MMQ) (the "Application");

WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Numbers N 080363 ZRQ (L.U. No. 906), amendment of the Zoning Resolution to establish the Special Southern Hunters Point District and Newtown Creek Waterfront Access Plan; apply Inclusionary Housing provisions; and modify certain other applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution, including Article I, Chapter 3; C 080364 PQQ (L.U. No. 907), an acquisition of the Hunter's Point South site as well as portions of land under water owned by the State of New York; C 080365 HAQ (L.U. No. 908), designation of an urban development action area and project and the disposition of city-owned property; and C 080362 ZMQ (L.U. No. 917), an amendment of the Zoning Map;

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 October 24, 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 September 12, 2008, and the Technical Memorandum dated November 11, 2008 (CEQR No. 08DME006Q);


Having considered the FEIS and the Technical Memorandum, 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 this 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 November 13, 2008, on file in this office.

City Clerk, Clerk of The Council