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File #: Res 2327-2009    Version: * Name: LU 1264 - Zoning, Westside Railyards/MTA Site, Manhattan (C090430ZMM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 12/21/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 090430 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 1264).
Sponsors: Melinda R. Katz
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/21/09
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12/21/2009*Melinda R. Katz City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/2009*Melinda R. Katz Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 2327

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Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 090430 ZMM, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 1264).
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By Council Member Avella

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on October 23, 2009 its decision dated October 19, 2009 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of City Planning, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment to the Zoning Map to facilitate development of the Western Rail Yard Project in Manhattan’s Community District 4 (ULURP No. C 090430 ZMM), Borough of Manhattan (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Numbers C 090408 MMM (L.U. No. 1260), an amendment to the City Map involving a change in grade to West 33rd Street, between Eleventh Avenue and Twelfth Avenue; C 090422 HAM (L.U. No. 1261), an urban development action area project designation, project approval and disposition of City-owned property; C 090423 HAM (L.U. No. 1262), an urban development action area project designation, project approval and disposition of City-owned property; N 090429 ZRM (L.U. No. 1263), a Zoning Text Amendment concerning Article IX, Chapter 6 (Special Clinton District); C 090433 ZMM (L.U. No. 1265), a Zoning Map Amendment from an M2-3 zoning district to a C6-4 district and the establishment of a Special Hudson Yards District; N 090434 ZRM (L.U. No. 1266), a Zoning Text Amendment concerning Article IX, Chapter 3 (Special Hudson Yards District) relating to the addition of Western Rail Yard Subdistrict F and the expansion of the Special Hudson Yards District; C 090435 ZSM (L. U. No. 1267), a special permit pursuant to Sections 93-052 as amended and 13-561 for an attended accessory parking garage; and C 090436 ZSM (L.U. No. 1268), a special permit pursuant to Sections 93-052 as amended and 13-561 for an attended accessory parking garage;

WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on November 23, 2009;

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 and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (“FEIS”) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on October 9, 2009 and the Technical Memorandum dated October 19, 2009 (CEQR No. 09DCP007M); and

RESOLVED:

Having considered the FEIS and the Technical Memorandum dated October 19, 2009, with respect to the Application, the Council finds that:

(1) The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;

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

Adverse environmental impacts identified in the FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating as conditions to the decision those mitigative measures that were identified as practicable, by means of, inter alia, the filing and recordation of restrictive declarations substantially in the forms set forth in Exhibit B and C of the City Planning Commission’s Report (C 090433 ZMM) in accordance with the provisions of Section 93-06 of the Zoning Resolution.

The Decision and the FEIS and the Technical Memorandum dated October 19, 2009 constitute the written statement of facts, and of social, economic and other factors and standards that form the basis of the decision, 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, the Council approves the Decision.

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. 8c: establishing within an existing R8 District a C1-5 District bounded by West 54th Street, a line 525 feet easterly of Ninth Avenue, a line midway between West 54th Street and West 53rd Street, and a line 100 feet easterly of Ninth Avenue, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated May 18, 2009.

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 December 21, 2009, on file in this office.





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