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File #: Res 1680-2021    Version: * Name: LU 800 - Landmarks, Melrose Open Door, Bronx (20210155 HUX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 6/17/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Mott Haven North Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210155 HUX (L.U. No. 800).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - June 1 and 2, 2021, 2. May 27, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Calendar of the Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions Subcommittee Meeting - June 15, 2021, 4. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Meetings - June 16, 2021, 5. June 17, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report, 7. Res. No. 1680, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-17-21, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 17, 2021

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1680

 

Resolution approving the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Mott Haven North Urban Renewal Area and approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210155 HUX (L.U. No. 800).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Riley

 

                     WHEREAS, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, filed an application pursuant to Section 505 of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law of New York State (Urban Renewal)  and Section 197-c of the New York City Charter, for the first amendment to the Mott Haven North Urban Renewal Plan for the Mott Haven North Urban Renewal Area, which in conjunction with the related action would facilitate the development of four residential buildings containing a total of 28 affordable homeownership units in the Melrose neighborhood of Bronx, Community District 1 (ULURP No. C 210155 HUX) (the "Application");

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 14, 2021, its decision dated May 5, 2021 (the "Decision") on the Application;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 210154 HAX (L.U. No. 801), an Urban Development Action Area Project (UDAAP) designation, project approval and disposition of City-owned property to a developer to be selected by HPD;

 

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted to the Council on May 6, 2021 its request for approval of the First Amended Urban Renewal Plan for the Mott Haven North Urban Renewal Area, dated May 6, 2021 (the “Plan”);

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified that the Plan for the Area is an appropriate plan for the Area and complies with provisions of Article 15 of the General Municipal Law, and conforms to the comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole and is consistent with local objectives;

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has certified its unqualified approval of the Plan pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law;

 

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

 

                     WHEREAS, the Plan is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law;

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on June 2, 2021;

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the negative declaration issued December 10th, 2020 (CEQR No. 19HPD084X) (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 Negative Declaration.

 

 Pursuant to Section 197-d 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 210155 HUX, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission.

 

                                          The Council finds that the Area is a substandard or insanitary area, or is in danger of becoming a substandard or insanitary area, and tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality;

 

                     The Council finds that the financial aid to be provided to the municipality is necessary to enable the project to be undertaken in accordance with the Plan;

 

                     The Council finds that the Plan affords maximum opportunity to private enterprise, consistent with the sound needs of the municipality as a whole, for the undertaking of an urban renewal program;

 

                     The Council finds that the Plan conforms to a comprehensive community plan for the development of the municipality as a whole;

 

                     The Council finds that there is a feasible method for the relocation of families and individuals displaced from the Area into decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, which are or will be provided in the Area or in other areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities, at rents or prices within the financial means of such families or individuals, and reasonably accessible to their places of employment;

 

                     The Council finds that the undertaking and carrying out of the urban renewal activities in stages is in the best public interest and will not cause any additional or increased hardship to the residents of the Area;

 

                     The Council approves the designation of the Area pursuant to Section 504 of the General Municipal Law; and

 

                     The Council approves the amendment of the Plan pursuant to Section 505 of the General Municipal Law and Section 197-d of the Charter.

 

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 June 17, 2021, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council