File #: Res 1894-2021    Version: * Name: LU 929 - Zoning, River Ring, Brooklyn (C 220062 ZMK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/15/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 220062 ZMK, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 929).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1894, 2. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings - November 17 and 18, 2021, 3. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 11-18-21, 5. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Meetings - December 9, 2021, 6. December 15, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. LOCATING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW MATERIALS FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS, 8. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 9. Committee Report, 10. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12-15-21, 11. 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
12/9/2021*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available




Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 220062 ZMK, a Zoning Map amendment (Preconsidered L.U. No. 929).


By Council Members Salamanca and Moya


WHEREAS, River Street Partners, 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. 12c, by changing from an M3-1 District to a C6-2 District and changing from an M3-1 District to an M1-4 District, which in conjunction with the related actions would facilitate the construction of an approximately 1.16 million-square-foot mixed-use large-scale general development (LSGD) containing approximately 1,050 residential units, 30,000 square feet of community facility uses, 79,000 square feet of commercial space, and 2.9 acres of open space located at 105 River Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community District 1 (ULURP No. C 220062 ZMK) (the "Application");


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


WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications N 220063 ZRK (Pre. L.U. No. 930), a zoning text amendment to establish the project area as a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area; allow an LSGD that does not meet the ownership requirements of Zoning Resolution (ZR) Section 74-742, and allow new piers and in-water structures that are accessible to the public to generate floor area; C 220061 MLK (L.U. No. 932), a landfill action to add approximately 6,320 square feet to create open area as part of the waterfront public space; C 220064 ZSK (L.U. No. 933), a special permit pursuant to ZR Section 74-74 to establish a LSGD, allow reconstructed piers to retain floor area, and modify bulk regulations; N 220065 ZAK (L.U. No. 934), an authorization pursuant to ZR Section 62-822(a) to modify regulations pertaining to the locations and dimensions of required waterfront public access areas; C 220070 ZSK (L.U. No. 935), a special permit pursuant to ZR Section 74-533 to reduce the parking requirements for accessory group parking facilities in a Transit Zone; and C 210425 MMK (L.U. No. 936), city map change to eliminate, discontinue, close, and dispose of a segment of Metropolitan Avenue to the west of River Street and a portion of North First Street west of River Street;


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 November 18, 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 March 22nd, 2021 (CEQR No. 21DCP157K) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on November 5, 2021, in which significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise would be avoided through the placement of (E) designations (E-636) on the project sites. To ensure the implementation of the PCREs, the applicant will enter into a Restrictive Declaration at the time of the approval of land use-related actions and prior to issuance of any permits.  The proposed project as analyzed in the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts with respect to transportation (pedestrians, street user safety) and construction (noise) and to ensure the implementation of the mitigation measures identified in the FEIS, they 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)                     The environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS were evaluated in relation to the social, economic, and other considerations associated with the action[s] that are set forth in this report; and


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


(4)                     The adverse environmental impacts identified 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 dated November 15, 2021, those project components related to the 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 220062 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 No. 12c:


1.                     changing from an M3-1 District to a C6-2 District property bounded by North 3rd Street, River Street, North 1st Street, a line 200 feet northwesterly of River Street, a northeasterly boundary line of Grand Ferry Park, and the U.S. Pierhead Line; and


2.                     changing from an M3-1 District to an M1-4 District property bounded by North 3rd Street, Kent Avenue, North 1st Street, and River Street;


as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated August 16, 2021, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-636, Borough of Brooklyn, Community District 1.




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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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