File #: Res 1901-2021    Version: * Name: LU 938 - Zoning, 160-05 Archer Avenue, Queens (20210232 ZRQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/15/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 210232 ZRQ, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution (L.U. No. 938).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1901, 2. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee Meeting - December 2, 2021, 4. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings and Land Use Meeting - December 7, 2021, 5. December 15, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. LOCATING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW MATERIALS FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS, 7. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 8. Committee Report, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-15-21, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 15, 2021
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/15/2021*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2021*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available




Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. N 210232 ZRQ, for an amendment of the text of the Zoning Resolution (L.U. No. 938).


By Council Members Salamanca and Moya


                     WHEREAS, Archer 1, LLC, 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, modifying Article XI, Chapter 5 (Special Downtown Jamaica District), to facilitate a permitted loading berth in an as-of-right development located at 160-05 Archer Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, Community District 12 (ULURP No. N 210232 ZRQ), (the “Application”);


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


                     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 December 2, 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 July 12th, 2021 (CEQR No. 21DCP127Q).




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 210232 ZRQ, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission with the following modifications:


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.

Matter double struck out is old, deleted by the City Council;

Matter double-underlined is new, added by the City Council



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Chapter 5

Special Downtown Jamaica District (DJ)


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Authorization for Curb Cut

Between 160th Street and a point 205 feet east of 160th Street along Archer Avenue, tThe City Planning Commission may authorize, subject to the applicable zoning district regulations, curb cuts that are prohibited by Section 115-52 (Location of Access to the Street), provided the Commission finds that a curb cut at such location:

(a)        is not hazardous to traffic safety;

(b)    will not create or contribute to serious traffic congestion, or unduly inhibit vehicular movement;

(c)        will not adversely affect pedestrian movement;

(d)        will not interfere with the efficient functioning of bus lanes, specially designated #streets# and public transit facilities; and

(e)        will not be inconsistent with the character of the existing streetscape.

The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.





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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 ______________, 2021, on file in this office.






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