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File #: Res 0772-2011    Version: * Name: LU 297 - ULURP, 145-1957 Park Ave, Manhattan (20110096HAM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 4/6/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 110096 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 1945-1957 Park Avenue (Block 1780, Lot 1), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 297; C 110096 HAM).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-6-11
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 772
 
 
Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on an application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, ULURP No. C 110096 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 1945-1957 Park Avenue (Block 1780, Lot 1), Borough of Manhattan, as an Urban Development Action Area, approving the project for the area as an Urban Development Action Area Project, and approving the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (L.U. No. 297; C 110096 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Levin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on February 18, 2011 its decision dated February 16, 2011 (the "Decision"), on the application submitted by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter and Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State regarding:
 
a)      the designation of property located at 1945-1957 Park Avenue (Block 1780, Lot 1), as an Urban Development Action Area (the "Area");
 
b)      an Urban Development Action Area Project for such area (the "Project"); and
 
pursuant to Section 197-c of the New York City Charter for the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development to facilitate development of three mixed-use buildings with a total of approximately 314 dwelling units to be developed under HPD's Low Income Rental Program (the "Disposition"), Community District 11, Borough of Manhattan (ULURP No. C 110096 HAM) (the "Application");
 
      WHEREAS, the Application is related to ULURP Application C 110097 ZMM (L.U. No. 298), an amendment to the Zoning Map from an R7-2 to an R8 with a C2-4 commercial overlay;
 
WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d(b)(1) of the City Charter;
 
WHEREAS, the Application and Decision are subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Article 16 of the General Municipal Law of New York State;
 
WHEREAS, by letter dated February 7, 2011, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development submitted its requests respecting the Application;
 
 
 
 
       WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Application and Decision on March 15, 2011;
 
       WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and financial implications and other policy issues relating to the Application;
 
      WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues and the Negative Declaration, issued on September 23, 2010 (CEQR No. 10HPD025M);
 
RESOLVED:
 
      The Council finds that the action described herein shall have no significant impact on the environment.
 
       Pursuant to Section 197-d of the New York City Charter, based on the environmental determination and the consideration described in the report (C 110096 HAM) and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the decision of the City Planning Commission (C 110096 HAM).
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the Disposition Area tends to impair or arrest the sound growth and development of the City of New York and that a designation of the Project as an urban development action area project is consistent with the policy and purposes stated in Section 691 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the designation of the Disposition Area as an urban development action area pursuant to Section 693 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the Project as an urban development action area project pursuant to Section 694 of the General Municipal Law.
 
       The Council approves the disposition of such property to a developer selected by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
 
 
Adopted.
 
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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 April 6, 2011, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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