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File #: Res 1573-2021    Version: * Name: LU 735 - Zoning, 91-32 63rd Drive Rezoning, Queens (C 200178 ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 3/18/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 200178 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 735).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - February 18 and 23, 2021, 2. February 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meeting - March 4, 2021, 4. Land Use Calendar - March 10, 2021, 5. March 18, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Res. No. 1573, 7. Committee Report, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-18-21

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1573

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 200178 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 735).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Moya

 

                     WHEREAS, 63-68 RWKOP, 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 No. 14a, eliminating from within an existing R4 District a C2-2 District, changing from an R4 District to an R7A District, and establishing within the proposed R7A District and C2-3 District, which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the construction of a nine-story mixed-use building at 91-32 63rd Drive in the Rego Park neighborhood of Queens, Community District 6 (ULURP No. C 200178 ZMQ) (the "Application");

 

WHEREAS the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on February 19, 2021, its decision dated February 17, 2021 (the "Decision") on the Application;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application N 200179 ZRQ (Pre. L.U. No. 736), a zoning text amendment 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 February 23, 2021;

 

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 Revised Negative Declaration issued February 12, 2020, which supersedes the Negative Declaration issued October 1st, 2020, and Revised Environmental Assessment Statement issued February 11, 2020 (CEQR No. is 20DCP107Q) which includes an (E) designation to avoid the potential for significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise (E-568) (the “Revised 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-568) and Revised 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 200178 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 changed by the Zoning Map, Section No. 14a:

 

1.                     eliminating from within an existing R4 District a C2-2 District bounded by Austin Street, a line 100 feet southeasterly of 63rd Drive, the northerly boundary line of the Long Island Railroad Main Line Right-of-Way, and 63rd Drive;

 

2.                     changing from an R4 District to an R7A District property bounded by Austin Street, a line 100 feet southeasterly of 63rd Drive, the northerly boundary line of the Long Island Railroad Main Line Right-of-Way, and 63rd Drive;

 

3.                     establishing within the proposed R7A District and C2-3 District bounded by Austin Street, a line 100 feet southeasterly of 63rd Drive, the northerly boundary line of the Long Island Railroad Main Line Right-of-Way, and 63rd Drive;

 

as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated October 5, 2020, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-568, Borough of Queens, Community District 6.

 

Adopted.

 

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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 March 18, 2021, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council