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File #: Res 0432-2010    Version: * Name: LU 163 - Zoning, Acquisition of permanent easements bounded by Sixth and Seventh avenues, West 32nd and West 33rd streets, Manhattan (C100237PQM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 8/25/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 100237 PQM (L.U. No. 163), for the acquisition of permanent easements bounded by Sixth and Seventh avenues, West 32nd and West 33rd streets (Block 808, Lots 40, 1001 and 1002), to facilitate the construction of transit entrances, a below- ground pedestrian passageway, and other mass transit improvements, Borough of Manhattan.
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8/25/10

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 432

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 100237 PQM (L.U. No. 163), for the acquisition of permanent easements bounded by Sixth and Seventh avenues, West 32nd and West 33rd streets (Block 808, Lots 40, 1001 and 1002), to facilitate the construction of transit entrances, a below- ground pedestrian passageway, and other mass transit improvements, Borough of Manhattan.

 

By Council Members Comrie and Weprin

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on July 19, 2010 its decision dated July 14, 2010 (the "Decision") on the application submitted pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, for the acquisition of permanent easements bounded by Sixth and Seventh avenues, West 32nd and West 33rd streets (Block 808, Lots 40, 1001 and 1002), to facilitate the construction of transit entrances, a below-ground pedestrian passageway, and other mass transit improvements, Community District 2, Borough of Manhattan,  (the "Site"), (ULURP No. C 100237 PQM) (the "Application");

 

                     WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Numbers C 100047 ZMM (L.U. No. 159), a zoning map amendment from a C6-4.5 district to a C6-6 district; N 100048 ZRM (L.U. No. 160), a zoning text amendment to Sections 81-066 and 81-254 to allow an application for a Special Permit to modify height and setback for sites wholly or partially in the Penn Center Subdistrict of the Special Midtown District and an amendment to Section 81-541 to modify the procedure for obtaining a transit bonus in the Special Midtown District and permit the reservation of bonus floor area obtained via the transit bonus; C 100049 ZSM (L.U. No. 161), a special permit pursuant to Sections 81-066 and 81-254 to modify: the height and setback regulations of Section 81-27; the Mandatory District Plan Elements of Sections 81-42, 81-43, 81-45, and 81-47, and the design standards of Section 37-53(f);  and C 100050 ZSM (L.U. No. 162), a special permit pursuant to Sections 74-634 and 81-541 regarding a floor area bonus for transit related improvements;

 

                     WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(3) of the City Charter;

 

                           WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on August 23, 2010; 

 

                     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 July 2, 2010 (CEQR No. 09DCP019M);

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application;

 

RESOLVED:

 

Having considered the FEIS, with respect to the 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 to be approved 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, pursuant to a Restrictive Declaration, dated July 13, 2010, those mitigative measures that were identified as practicable;

 

(4)      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. §617.11(d).

 

                           Pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter and on the basis of the Application and Decision, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in this report, C 100237 PQM, the Council approves the Decision.

 

Adopted.

 

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                           The City of New York,  } ss.:

 

 

                                                      I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of The City of New York on August 25, 2010, on file in this office.

 

 

 

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