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File #: Res 0787-2011    Version: * Name: LU 351 - UDAAP, 533/543 West 52nd St, Manhattan (C110126HAM)
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 110126 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 533/543 West 52nd Street (Block 1801, part of 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. 351; C 110126 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. 787
 
 
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 110126 HAM, approving the designation of property located at 533/543 West 52nd Street (Block 1801, part of 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. 351; C 110126 HAM).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Levin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on March 4, 2011 its decision dated March 2, 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 533/543 West 52nd Street (Block 1801, part of 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 the development of an eleven-story building, tentatively known as Clinton Commons, with approximately 103 dwelling units and commercial space (the "Disposition"), Community District 4, Borough of Manhattan (ULURP No. C 110126 HAM) (the "Application");
 
WHEREAS, the Application is related to Application C 110125 ZMM (L.U. No. 350), an amendment to the Zoning Map, changing from an M1-5 to an R8A zoning district;
 
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 March 7, 2011 and submitted March 14, 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 April 4, 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 August 30, 2010 (CEQR No. 10HPD002M);
 
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 110126 HAM) and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the decision of the City Planning Commission.
 
       The Council finds that the present status of the Project 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 Project 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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