File #: Int 0906-2024    Version: * Name: Queens Plaza/Court Square Business Improvement District (BID).
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 5/16/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing a change in the name of the Queens Plaza/Court Square business improvement district, an increase in the amount to be expended annually in such district, an extension of the boundaries of such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in such district is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district
Sponsors: Julie Won, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would authorize the Queens Plaza/Court Square Business Improvement District to change its name to the Long Island City Business Improvement District (BID). This bill would also authorize an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the BID to $2,058,978. This bill would also extend the boundaries of the existing BID to incorporate new areas, amend the method by which the district charge is assessed, and increase the maximum amount allowed to be spent for improvements in the BID.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 906, 2. Int. No. 906, 3. May 16, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-16-24, 5. Updated Amended LIC BID Plan, 6. CPC Report - LIC BID, 7. Committee Report 6/20/24, 8. Hearing Testimony 6/20/24, 9. Hearing Transcript 6/20/24

Int. No. 906

 

By Council Member Won (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing a change in the name of the Queens Plaza/Court Square business improvement district, an increase in the amount to be expended annually in such district, an extension of the boundaries of such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in such district is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Subdivisions a and b of section 25-467 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 62 for the year 2004, are amended to read as follows:

                     § 25-467 [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district.  a. The city council having determined, pursuant to section 25-407 of chapter four of this title: that notice of hearing for all hearings required to be held was published and mailed as required by law and was otherwise sufficient; that, except as otherwise provided in section 25-403 of chapter four of this title, all the real property within the boundaries of the district will benefit from the establishment of the district; that all the real property benefited is included within the limits of the district; and that the establishment of the district is in the public interest; and the council having determined further that the requisite number of owners have not objected as provided in section 25-406 of chapter four of this title, there is hereby established in the borough of Queens, the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district. Such district is established in accordance with the district plan required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision (b) of this section.

b. Immediately upon adoption of this local law by the council, the council shall file with the city clerk the district plan upon which the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district is based.

§ 2. Section 25-467.1 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law number 223 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

§ 25-467.1 [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district beginning on July 1, [2018] 2024, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such increased expenditure, there is hereby authorized in such district an annual expenditure of [one million dollars ($1,000,000)] two million fifty-eight thousand nine hundred seventy-eight dollars ($2,058,978).

b. The amount of such expenditure to be levied upon each property in the district shall be determined in accordance with the method of assessment set forth in the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district plan.

§ 3. Section 25-467.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 1 for the year 2017, amended to read as follows:

§ 25-467.2 [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district; extension of district. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to section 25-407 of chapter four of this title: that notice of hearing for all hearings required to be held was published and mailed as required by law and was otherwise sufficient; that, except as otherwise provided in section 25-403 of chapter four of this title, all the real property within the boundaries of the district will benefit from the extension of the district; that all the real property benefited is included within the limits of the district; and that the extension of the district is in the public interest; and the council having determined further that the requisite number of owners have not objected as provided in section 25-406 of chapter four of this title, the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district in the borough of Queens is hereby extended. Such district is extended in accordance with the amended district plan of 2024 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

b. Immediately upon adoption of this local law by the council, the council shall file with the city clerk the amended district plan of 2024 upon which the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district, and the extension thereof, is based.

c. The amended district plan of 2024 shall not be further amended except in accordance with chapter four of this title.

§ 4. The heading and subdivision a of section 25-467.3 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 1 for the year 2017, amended to read as follows:

[Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district; amendment of the district plan. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district is based, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such change, there is hereby authorized in such district such change as is set forth in the amended district plan required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

§ 5. The heading and subdivision a of section 25-467.4 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 70 for the year 2021, amended to read as follows:

[Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district; amendment of the district plan. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in the [Queens Plaza/Court Square] Long Island City business improvement district is based, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limitations prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such change, there is hereby authorized in such district such change as is set forth in the amended district plan required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

§ 6. Chapter 5 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 25-467.5 to read as follows:

§ 25-467.5 Long Island City business improvement district; amendment of the district plan. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in the Long Island City business improvement district is based, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such change, there is hereby authorized in such district such change as is set forth in the amended district plan of 2024 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

b. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision c of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in the district, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such change, there is hereby authorized in the Long Island City business improvement district such change as is set forth in the amended district plan of 2024 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision c of this section.

c. Immediately upon adoption of this local law, the council shall file with the city clerk the amended district plan of 2024 containing the change in the method of assessment authorized by subdivision a of this section and the increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements authorized by subdivision b of this section.

§ 7. This local law takes effect immediately and is retroactive to and deemed to have been in full force and effect as of July 1, 2024 provided, however, that section three of this local law takes effect upon compliance with section 25-408 of chapter 4 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York.