File #: Res 0381-2010    Version: * Name: LU 137 - ULURP, Flushing Commons, Queens (C100207ZMQ)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 7/29/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 100207 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 137).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7/29/10

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 100207 ZMQ, a Zoning Map amendment (L.U. No. 137).

By Council Members Comrie and Weprin

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on June 25, 2010 its decision dated June 23, 2010 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by Flushing Commons LLC and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter, for an amendment of the Zoning Map to facilitate the construction of an approximately 1.16 million square foot, mixed-use development, known as Flushing Commons, and a 140-unit affordable housing development known as Macedonia Plaza, in Downtown Flushing, Queens (ULURP No. C 100207 ZMQ) (the "Application");
WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Applications Numbers C 100206 PPQ (L.U. No. 136), a disposition of city-owned property; C 100208 ZSQ (L.U. No. 138), special permit pursuant to Sections 74-743(a)(2), 74-743(a)(4) and 74-­744(b) to modify certain zoning requirements within a General Large Scale Development (GLSD); C 100209 ZSQ (L.U. No. 139), special permit pursuant to Section74-512 to allow a public parking facility with a maximum capacity of 1,600 spaces; N 100210 ZRQ (L.U. No. 140), a zoning text amendment relating to Section 74-743 (Special Provisions for Bulk Modification), relating to open space in General Large Scale Developments (GLSD) in C4-4 Districts; N 100211 ZRQ (L.U. No. 141), zoning text amendment pursuant to Section 62-952 relating to the Downtown Flushing Waterfront Access Plan (WAP Q-2) to allow public parking lots as-of-right and to exempt such parking from requirements for public access and visual corridors; C 100212 ZSQ (L.U. No. 142), special permit pursuant to Section 74-512 to allow a public parking lot with a maximum capacity of 647 spaces; C 100213 ZSQ (L.U. No. 143), special permit pursuant to Sections 62-835 and 74-512 to allow a public parking lot with a maximum capacity of 309 spaces; C 100214 ZSQ (L.U. No. 144), special permit pursuant to Section 74-512 to allow a public parking lot with a maximum capacity of 275 attended parking spaces; and C 100216 HAQ (L.U. No. 145), an urban development action area project designation, project approval and disposition of city-owned property by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development;

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 July 15, 2010;
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 June 11, 2010 (CEQR No. 06DME10Q);


Having considered the FEIS, with respect to the Application, the Council finds that:

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

From among the reasonable alternatives thereto, the actions to be approved are ones which minimize or avoid adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable; and

The adverse environmental impacts revealed in the environmental impact statement will be minimized or avoided to the maximum extent possible by incorporating as conditions to the approval those mitigative measures that were identified as practicable; and

The Decision and the FEIS 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. §617.9(c)(3).

Pursuant to Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in this report, C 100207 ZMQ, incorporated by reference herein, 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. 10a, by changing from a C4-3 District to a C4-4 District property bounded by Congressman Rosenthal Place, Union Street, 39th Avenue, and 138th Street, as shown on a diagram (for illustrative purposes only) dated January 25, 2010, and subject to the conditions of CEQR Declaration E-247, Community District 7, Borough of Queens.


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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 July 29, 2010, on file in this office.

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