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File #: Res 1502-2020    Version: * Name: LU 694 - Zoning, Special Flushing Waterfront District, Queens (C 200033 ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/10/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 200033 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 694).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - November 5-9, 2020, 2. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - November 17-18, 2020, 3. November 19, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Zoning 11-9-20, 5. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - For the Weeks of December 2 and 7, 2020, 6. Land Use Calendar - December 9, 2020, 7. December 10, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Committee Report, 9. Res. No. 1502, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-10-20, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 10, 2020

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1502

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 200033 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 694).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Moya

 

                     WHEREAS, FWRA LLC, filed an application pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for an amendment of the Zoning Map, Section Nos. 10a and 10b, changing from a C4-2 District to an Ml-2/R7- l District; changing from an M3-1 District to an Ml-2/R7-l District; and establishing a Special Flushing Waterfront District (FW), which in conjunction with the related proposed actions would implement a comprehensive plan to redevelop approximately 29 acres of waterfront area in the Downtown Flushing neighborhood of Queens, Community District 7 (ULURP No. C 200033 ZMQ), (the “Application”);

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on November 6, 2020, its decision dated November 4, 2020 (the "Decision") on the Application;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application N 200034 ZRQ (Pre. L.U. No. 695), a zoning text amendment to establish the Special Flushing Waterfront District (SFWD); to update the Waterfront Access Plan Q-2 and; to designate a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area;

 

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

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on November 9, 2020;

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the negative declaration issued December 16th, 2019 (CEQR No. 20DCP083Q), which includes an (E) designation to avoid the potential for significant adverse impacts related to air quality, noise, and hazardous materials (E-557) (the “Negative Declaration”).

 

RESOLVED:

 

The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the (E) Designation (E-557) and Negative Declaration.

 

Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in the report, C 200033 ZMQ, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission.

 

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 Nos. 10a and 10b:

 

1.                     changing from a C4-2 District to an M1-2/R7-1 District property bounded by a line 425 feet southerly of Northern Boulevard, College Point Boulevard, a line perpendicular to the westerly street line of College Point Boulevard distant 845 feet southerly (as measured along the street line) from the point of intersection of the westerly street line of College Point Boulevard and the southerly street line of Northern Boulevard, a line passing through a point distant 200 feet westerly of College Point Boulevard on the last named course and proceeding northwesterly at an angle of 125 degrees to said named course, and the U.S. Pierhead and Bulkhead line;

 

2.                     changing from an M3-1 District to an M1-2/R7-1 District property bounded by the westerly prolongation of the northerly street line of 36th Avenue, College Point Boulevard, a line 425 feet southerly of Northern Boulevard, and the U.S. Pierhead and Bulkhead line; and

 

3.                     establishing a Special Flushing Waterfront District (FW) bounded by the westerly prolongation of the northerly street line of 36th Avenue, College Point Boulevard, 39th Avenue, Janet Place, Roosevelt Avenue, College Point Boulevard, the northerly street line of 40th Road and its northeasterly and south westerly prolongations, a line passing through a point distant 891.29 feet southwesterly of College Point Boulevard on the last named course and proceeding northwesterly at an angle 127 degrees 12 minutes and 20 seconds to said named course, the easterly boundary line of a park, and the U.S. Pierhead and Bulkhead line;

 

as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated December 16, 2019, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-557, Borough of Queens, Community District 7.

 

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 _________, 2020, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council