File #: Res 0274-2022    Version: * Name: LU 69 - Landmarks, Resilient Edgemere Community Initiative, Queens (20220235 PPQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on Application No. C 220235 PPQ, for the disposition of city-owned properties (L.U. No. 69).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. June 2, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 2. Calendar of the Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions Subcommittee - June 7, 2022, 3. Hearing Testimony - Landmarks 6-7-22, 4. Calendar of the Subcommittee Meetings and Land Use Meeting - July 11, 2022, 5. July 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-14-22, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - July 14, 2022, 8. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 9. Committee Report, 10. Committee Report - Attachment, 11. Res. No. 274
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/14/2022*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/11/2022*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 Application No. C 220235 PPQ, for the disposition of city-owned properties (L.U. No. 69).


By Council Members Salamanca and Louis


                     WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), filed an application pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of city-owned properties as listed in the attached properties list, which in conjunction with the related actions would facilitate a long-term land-use, development, and neighborhood strategy responding to the area’s flood risk on 166 acres of property generally bounded by Beach 35th Street, Rockaway Freeway, Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach 51st Street, and Jamaica Bay in the Edgemere neighborhood of Queens, Community District 14 (ULURP No. C 220235 PPQ) (the “Application”);


 WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on May 20, 2022, its decision dated May 11, 2022 (the "Decision") on the Application;


WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 220232 ZMQ (L.U. No. 67), a zoning map amendment to eliminate C1-2 and C2-2 districts, change R4, R4-1, R5, C3 and C8-1 Districts to R3A, R4-1, R6A, and C3A Districts and establish C2-4 Districts and a Special Coastal Risk District (CR); N 220233 ZRQ (L.U. No. 68), a zoning text amendment to establish an MIH Area and Special Coastal Risk District (CR-5); C 220236 HAQ (L.U. No. 70), an Urban Development Action Area (UDAA) designation, project approval (UDAAP) and disposition of city-owned property; and C 220237 HUQ (L.U. No. 71), an amendment to the Edgemere Urban Renewal Plan (URP);


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 June 7, 2022;

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 Positive Declaration issued December 18th, 2020 (CEQR No. 21HPD009Q) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on April 29, 2022, in which potential significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise would be avoided through the placement of (E) designations (E-655) on the project site.  The original application as analyzed in the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts related to community facilities (early childhood programs), open space (active recreation), transportation (traffic, transit, and safety), air quality (mobile sources), and construction (noise) at certain locations, and the identified significant adverse impacts and proposed mitigation measures are summarized in Chapter 19, “Mitigation” and Chapter 20, “Alternatives” of the FEIS.




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


(3)                     The adverse environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent practicable by incorporating, as conditions to the approval, those mitigation measures that were identified as practicable.


The Decision, together with the FEIS and Technical Memorandum 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 Section 197-d 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 220235 PPM, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision for the disposition of the City-owned properties for uses identified in the Edgemere Urban Renewal Plan.



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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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