File #: Res 1657-2021    Version: * Name: LU 779 - Zoning, Acme Smoked Fish/Gem Street Rezoning, Brooklyn (C 210138 ZMK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 5/27/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210138 ZMK, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 779).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1657, 2. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - May 4 and May 6, 2021, 4. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee Meeting - May 19. 2021, 5. Land Use Calendar - May 25, 2021, 6. May 27, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-27-21, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 27, 2021, 9. Committee Report




Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210138 ZMK, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 779).


By Council Members Salamanca and Moya


                     WHEREAS, RP Inlet, 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.12c and 13a, changing from an M3-1 District to an M1-5 District, which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the development of a new nine-story, approximately 583,778 square-foot mixed-use commercial and industrial building with 95,299 square feet of manufacturing space for the Acme Smoked Fish Company within a large-scale general development (LSGD) at 30 Gem Street (Block 2615, Lots 1, 6, 19, 21, 25, 50, and 125), in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 1 (ULURP No. C 210138 ZMK), (the “Application”);


WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on April 9, 2021, its decision dated April 7, 2021 (the "Decision") on the Application;


WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 210139 ZSK (L.U. No. 780), a special permit to modify bulk regulations pursuant to ZR Section 74-743;


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 May 4, 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 positive declaration, issued on July 26, 2019 (CEQR No. 20DCP009K) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on March 26, 2021 which significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, noise, and air quality would be avoided through the placement of an (E) designation (E-585) on the project sites and the proposed project as analyzed in the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts with respect to construction (vehicular traffic) and transportation (vehicular traffic) and proposed mitigation measures are included in the Restrictive Declaration.




                     Having considered the FEIS with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:


(1)                     The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;


(2)                     Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the action is one which minimizes or avoids adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and


(3)                     The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating, as conditions to the approval, pursuant to the restrictive declaration attached as Exhibit A to City Planning Commission report for C 210139 ZSK, those project components related to environment and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable.


                     The Decision, together with the FEIS constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).


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 210138 ZMK, 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 12c and 13a, changing from an M3-1 District to an M1-5 District property bounded by Meserole Avenue, Banker Street, Wythe Avenue, North 15th Street, and Gem Street, Borough of Brooklyn, Community District 1, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated November 2, 2020, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-585.




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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 May 27, 2021, on file in this office.






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