File #: Res 1687-2008    Version: * Name: LU 779 - ULURP, Willets Point Development Plan, Queens (C080221MMQ)
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 080221 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 779).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Daniel R. Garodnick
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 080221 MMQ, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 779).

By Council Members Katz and Garodnick

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

· the delineation of an easement;

· the elimination, discontinuance and closing of streets within an area bounded by 126th Street, Northern Boulevard, Van Wyck Expressway Extension and Roosevelt Avenue;

· the adjustment of grades necessitated thereby; and

· any acquisition or disposition of real properties related thereto,

in accordance with Map Nos. 5000, 5001 and 5002, all dated March 25, 2008, and revised September 17, 2008, and signed by the Borough President, (ULURP No. C 080221 MMQ), Community District 7, Borough of Queens (the "Application");

WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Nos. C 080381 ZMQ (L.U. No. 780), an amendment to the Zoning Map; N 080382 ZRQ (L.U. No. 781), an amendment to the text of the Zoning Resolution; N 080383 HGQ (L.U. No. 782), designation of the Willets Point Urban Renewal Area; C 080384 HUQ (L.U. No. 783), the Willets Point Urban Renewal Plan; and C 080385 HDQ (L.U. No. 784), 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 October 17, 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 Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS), for which a Notice of Completion was issued on September 12, 2008, the Technical Memorandum dated September 23, 2008 with respect to further modifications adopted by the City Planning Commission, and the Technical Memorandum dated November 12, 2008 (CEQR No. 07DME014Q);


Having considered the FGEIS and the Technical Memoranda, with respect to the Application, the Council finds that:

(1) The requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617 have been met;

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 FGEIS 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 FGEIS 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