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File #: Res 0053-2010    Version: * Name: Amend the J-51 Tax Exemptions/Tax Abatement Program to include costs associated with sidewalk bridging, scaffolding, engineers, and architects as part of reimbursable expenses for the renovation of landmarked buildings.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/3/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon Governor Paterson and the New York State Legislature to enact legislation that would amend the J-51 Tax Exemptions/Tax Abatement Program to include costs associated with sidewalk bridging, scaffolding, engineers, and architects as part of reimbursable expenses for the renovation of landmarked buildings.
Sponsors: Jessica S. Lappin, Inez E. Dickens, Letitia James
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Jessica S. Lappin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 53
 
 
Resolution calling upon Governor Paterson and the New York State Legislature to enact legislation that would amend the J-51 Tax Exemptions/Tax Abatement Program to include costs associated with sidewalk bridging, scaffolding, engineers, and architects as part of reimbursable expenses for the renovation of landmarked buildings.
 
 
By Council Members Lappin, Dickens and James
 
      Whereas, The J-51 Tax Exemptions/Tax Abatement Program (J-51 Program) is authorized by Section 489 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law and Section 11-243 of the New York City Administrative Code; and
      Whereas, The J-51 Program provides real estate tax benefits to owners of residential real property who perform certain rehabilitation work on their properties; and
      Whereas, The J-51 Program also grants tax benefits to owners of non-residential buildings who convert their buildings to residential use; and
      Whereas, The J-51 Program was originally enacted in 1955 to encourage landlords to upgrade cold water flats by installing central heat and hot water systems; and
      Whereas, The J-51 Program has since been expanded to provide benefits for most major capital improvements, certain repairs, and conversions of buildings for residential use; and
      Whereas, The J-51 Program provides full cost benefits for work performed pursuant to a Landmarks Preservation Commission permit; and
      Whereas, The inclusion of costs associated with sidewalk bridging, scaffolding, engineers, and architects as part of reimbursable expenses for the renovation of landmarked buildings is a desirable and beneficial inclusion in the J-51 Program; now, therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon Governor Paterson and the New York State Legislature to enact legislation that would amend the J-51 Tax Exemptions/Tax Abatement Program to include costs associated with sidewalk bridging, scaffolding, engineers, and architects as part of reimbursable expenses for the renovation of landmarked buildings.
 
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