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File #: Res 2181-2009    Version: * Name: LU 1188 - UDAAP, 2228 Givan Avenue, Bronx (20105030HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 9/17/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an amended Urban Development Action Area Project located at 2228 Givan Avenue (Block 5141, Lot 260), Borough of the Bronx, and approving the urban development action area designation and project, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 1188; 20105030 HAX).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz, Daniel R. Garodnick
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9/17/09
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 2181

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Resolution approving an amended Urban Development Action Area Project located at 2228 Givan Avenue (Block 5141, Lot 260), Borough of the Bronx, and approving the urban development action area designation and project, pursuant to Sections 693 and 694 of the General Municipal Law (L.U. No. 1188; 20105030 HAX).
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By Council Members Katz and Garodnick

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council on July 24, 2009 its request dated July 6, 2009 that the Council take the following actions regarding the following Urban Development Action Area Project (the "Project") located at 2228 Givan Avenue (Block 5141, Lot 260), Borough of the Bronx (the "Disposition Area"):

1. Find that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the municipality and that the proposed Urban Development Action Area Project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law;

2. Approve the designation of the Disposition Area as an Urban Development Action Area pursuant Section 693 of the General Municipal Law;

3. Approve the project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law; and

4. Approve a partial exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law (the "Tax Exemption");

WHEREAS, the Project is to be developed on land that is now an eligible area as defined in Section 692 of the General Municipal Law, consists solely of the rehabilitation or conservation of existing private or multiple dwellings or the construction of one- to four-unit dwellings, and does not require any change in land use permitted under the New York City Zoning Resolution;

WHEREAS, the Project is related to Resolution No. 1361 of 2008 and Resolution No. 1509 of 2008;

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Project on September 9, 2009;

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

RESOLVED:

The Council finds that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an urban development action area project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.

The Council approves the area designation of the Disposition Area as an urban development action area under Section 693 of the General Municipal Law pursuant to said Section.

The Council approves the Project as an Urban Development Action Area Project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.

The Project shall be disposed of and developed upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Project Summary that HPD has submitted to the Council, a copy of which is attached hereto.

The Council approves the partial Tax Exemption as follows:

a. All of the value of the property included in the housing project, including both Disposition Area and improvements, shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, from the date of conveyance of the land to the Sponsor until the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the housing project.

All of the value of the property included in the housing project (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), shall be exempt from real property taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, commencing upon the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the housing project (or, if the housing project is constructed in stages, upon the date of issuance of the temporary or permanent Certificate of Occupancy for each such stage) (“Effective Date”) and terminating upon the earlier to occur of (i) the date the HUD mortgage is satisfied, or (ii) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date (“Expiration Date”); provided, however, that the Sponsor shall make an annual real estate tax payment commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.

Commencing upon the Effective Date and during each year thereafter until the Expiration Date, the Sponsor shall make real estate tax payments in the sum of (i) $33,203, which is ten percent (10%) of the annual shelter rent for the housing project, as determined by HPD in accordance with the formula agreed upon with HUD, plus (ii) an additional amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount by which the total contract rents applicable to the housing project for that year (as adjusted and established pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended) exceed the total contract rents which are authorized as of the Effective Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the total annual real estate tax payment by the Sponsor shall not at any time exceed the lesser of either (i) seventeen percent (17%) of the contract rents, or (ii) the amount of real estate taxes that would otherwise be due in the absence of any form of tax exemption or abatement provided by any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation.

In consideration of such tax exemption, the Sponsor, for so long as the partial tax exemption provided hereunder shall remain in effect, shall waive the benefits, if any, of additional or concurrent real property tax abatement and/or tax exemption which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule or regulation.

Adopted.

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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 September 17, 2009, on file in this office.




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