File #: Res 1587-2021    Version: * Name: LU 740 - Zoning, Arverne East, Queens (N 210071 ZRQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 3/25/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 210071 ZRQ, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution (Preconsidered L.U. No. 740).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1587, 2. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - February 18 and 23, 2021, 3. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 2/23/21, 4. February 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-25-21, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 25, 2021, 7. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meeting - March 4, 2021, 8. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - March 16 and 22, 2021, 9. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Meetings - March 23, 2021, 10. March 25, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-25-21, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 25, 2021, 13. Committee Report




Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 210071 ZRQ, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution (Preconsidered L.U. No.  740).


By Council Members Salamanca and Moya


                     WHEREAS, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, filed an application pursuant to Section 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York, to amend Article XII, Chapter 3 (Special Mixed Use District) to establish Special Mixed Use District 21, which in conjunction with the related actions would facilitate a new-mixed use development with residential, commercial, community facility, and open space uses on property generally bounded by Rockaway Freeway, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Beach 32nd Street and Beach 56th Place in the Arverne neighborhood of Queens, Community District 14 (ULURP No. N 210071 ZRQ), (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 applications N 210069 HNQ (Pre. L.U. No. 738), a designation of an Urban Development Action Area and Urban Development Action Area Project and C 210070 ZMQ (Pre. L.U. No. 739), a zoning map amendment from C4-4 to a Special Mixed Use District (MX-21:M1-4/R6);


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 implications 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 on August 27, 2020 and revised negative declaration issued on February 22, 2021 (CEQR No. 20HPD081Q) (the “Negative Declaration”).




                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant impact on the environment as set forth in the 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, N 210071 ZRQ, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission.


Matter underlined is new, to be added;

Matter struck out is to be deleted;

Matter within # # is defined in Section 12-10;

*  *  * indicates where unchanged text appears in the Zoning Resolution


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Article  XII  -  Special  Purpose  Districts

Chapter  3

Special  Mixed  Use  District





The  "Special  Mixed Use  District"  regulations  established in this  Chapter of the  Resolution are designed to promote  and protect  public  health, safety and general  welfare. These  general  goals include, among others, the  following specific  purposes:


(a) to encourage  investment  in mixed residential  and industrial  neighborhoods  by  permitting expansion and new  development  of a  wide  variety of uses  in a  manner ensuring the  health and safety of people  using the  area;

(b) to promote  the  opportunity for workers  to live  in the  vicinity of their work;

(c) to create  new  opportunities  for  mixed use  neighborhoods;

(d) to recognize  and enhance  the  vitality and character of existing and potential  mixed use neighborhoods; 

(e) and to promote  the  most  desirable  use  of land in accordance  with a  well-considered plan and thus  conserve  the  value  of  land and buildings  and thereby protect  City tax revenues.

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The  #Special  Mixed Use  District# is  mapped in the  following areas:

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 #Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  18:   (10/17/19)  

Mott  Haven, The  Bronx

The  #Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  18 is  established in Mott  Haven in The  Bronx as indicated on the  #zoning maps#.


#Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  20:   (5/8/19)  

Crown Heights  West, Brooklyn

The  #Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  20 is  established in Crown Heights  West  in Brooklyn as  indicated on the  #zoning maps#.


#Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  21:   [date  of adoption]

Arverne, Queens

The  #Special  Mixed Use  District#  -  21 is  established in Arverne  in Queens  as  indicated on the  #zoning maps#.




                     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 March 25, 2021, on file in this office.




City Clerk, Clerk of The Council