File #: Res 0016-2022    Version: * Name: LU 6 - Zoning, 415 Madison Avenue, Manhattan (C 210454 ZSM) (LU 0959-2021)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 2/10/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210454 ZSM, for the grant of a special permit (Preconsidered L.U. No. 6).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Kevin C. Riley
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee Meeting - January 21, 2022, 2. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Meetings - January 27, 2022, 3. February 10, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-10-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 10, 2022, 6. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 7. Committee Report, 8. Restrictive Declaration, 9. Res. No. 16
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/10/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/27/2022*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 210454 ZSM, for the grant of a special permit (Preconsidered L.U. No. 6).


By Council Members Salamanca and Riley


                     WHEREAS, 415 Madison Avenue, LLC, filed an application pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for, in conjunction with the related special permit pursuant to Section 81-645, the grant of a special permit pursuant to Section 81-685 of the Zoning Resolution, to modify, the height and setback requirements of Section 81-27 (Alternate Height and Setback Regulations - Daylight Evaluation), as modified by Section 81-66 (Special Height and Setback Requirements); the mandatory district plan elements of Section 81-42 (Retail Continuity Along Designated Streets); and the mandatory street wall requirements of Sections 81-43 (Street Wall Continuity Along Designated Streets) and 81-671 (Special Street Wall Requirements), in connection with a proposed commercial building, on property located at 415 Madison Avenue (Block 1284, Lot 21), in a C5-3 District, which in conjunction with the related action would allow for the development of a new 40-story commercial office building at 415 Madison Avenue (Block 1284, Lot 21) located in the East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, Community District 5  (ULURP No. C 210454 ZSM) (the “Application”);


WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on December 13, 2021, its decision dated December 1, 2021 (the “Decision”) on the Application;


WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 210453 ZSM (Pre. L.U. No. 5), a zoning special permit pursuant to ZR Section 81-645 to allow an increase in the amount of floor area ratio permitted for the provision of an above-grade public concourse on a qualifying site;


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


WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has made the findings required pursuant to Section 81-685 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York;


WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on January 21, 2022;


WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and environmental 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 26th, 2021 (CEQR No. 21DCP178M) (“the Negative Declaration”).




                     The Council finds that the action described herein will have no significant effect 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, C 210454 ZSM, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission:


1.                     The property that is the subject of this application (C 210454 ZSM) shall be developed in size and arrangement substantially in accordance with the dimensions, specifications and zoning computations indicated on the following approved plans, prepared by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, filed with this application and incorporated in this resolution:


C 210454 ZSM

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Zoning Lot Site Plan Zoning Diagram Waiver Plan Zoning Building Sections Zoning Building Sections Daylight Evaluation Analysis Daylight Evaluation Analysis - East 48th Street Daylight Evaluation Analysis - Madison Avenue

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2.                     Such development shall conform to all applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution, except for the modifications specifically granted in this resolution and shown on the plans listed above which have been filed with this application. All zoning computations are subject to verification and approval by the New York City Department of Buildings.


3.                     Such development shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations relating to its construction, operation and maintenance.


4.                     All leases, subleases, or other agreements for use or occupancy of space at the subject property shall give actual notice of this special permit to the lessee, sublessee or occupant.


5.                     Development pursuant to this resolution shall be allowed only after the attached restrictive declaration, to be executed by 415 Madison Avenue LLC, and the terms of which are hereby incorporated in this resolution, shall have been recorded and filed in the Office of the Register of the City of New York, County of New York.


6.                     Upon the failure of any party having any right, title or interest in the property that is the subject of this application, or the failure of any heir, successor, assign, or legal representative of such party, to observe any of the covenants, restrictions, agreements, terms or conditions of this resolution whose provisions shall constitute conditions of the special permit hereby granted, the City Planning Commission may, without the consent of any other party, revoke any portion of or all of said special permit. Such power of revocation shall be in addition to and not limited to any other powers of the City Planning Commission, or of any other agency of government, or any private person or entity. Any such failure or breach of any of the conditions as stated above, may constitute grounds for the City Planning Commission or City Council, as applicable, to disapprove any application for modification, renewal or extension of the special permit hereby granted or of the attached restrictive declaration.


7.                     Neither the City of New York nor its employees or agents shall have any liability for money damages by reason of the city’s or such employee’s or agent’s failure to act in accordance with the provisions of this special permit.




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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 __________, 2022, on file in this office.









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