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File #: Res 1078-2011    Version: * Name: LU 490 - Zoning, Industco Holdings, LLC (C 110234 HAX)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 10/5/2011
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 110234 HAX, approving the designation of property located at 1525 West Farms Road (Block 3014, Lot 45), Borough of the Bronx, 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. 490; C 110234 HAX).
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mark S. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-5-11
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 1078
 
 
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 110234 HAX, approving the designation of property located at 1525 West Farms Road (Block 3014, Lot 45), Borough of the Bronx, 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. 490; C 110234 HAX).
 
 
By Council Members Comrie and Weprin
 
WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 9, 2011 its decision dated September 7, 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 1525 West Farms Road (Block 3014, Lot 45), 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 disposition of the property to an adjacent leasehold owner for future development of affordable housing, (the "Disposition"), Community District 3, Borough of the Bronx (ULURP No. C 110234 HAX) (the "Application");
 
      WHEREAS, the Application is related to Applications Nos. C 100310 ZMX (L.U. No. 485), a zoning map amendment to change portions of 11 blocks currently zoned M1-1, R7-1, R7-1/C2-4 to R6A, R6A/C2-4, R7A, R7A/C2- 4, R7X, R7X/C2-4, and R8X, R8X/C2-4 generally located in Crotona Park East and West Farms neighborhoods of the Bronx; N 100311 ZRX (L.U. No.  486), a zoning text amendment pursuant to Section 23-144 to designate the 'Rezoning Area' as an Inclusionary Housing Designated Area and to Section 74-743 to exclude portions of buildings containing parking from lot coverage in Large Scale General Developments in Community District 3 of the Bronx; C 100312 ZSX (L.U. No. 487), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-743 for modification of bulk regulations for Large Scale General Development; C 100313 ZSX (L.U. No. 488), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-745 to allow accessory parking spaces to be distributed without regard to zoning lot lines; and C 110297 ZSX (L.U. No. 489), a special permit pursuant to Section 74-744 to allow commercial uses to be arranged within a building without regard to the regulations set forth in Section 32-42;
 
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 August 29, 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 October 3, 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on August 26, 2011 (CEQR No. 10DCP017X).
 
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 is the 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 the restrictive declaration dated September 1, 2011 described in the Resolutions for applications C 100312 ZSX, C 100313 ZSX, and C 110297 ZSX, and in addition with respect to application C 100310 ZMX, the three restrictive declarations dated September 1, 2011 and respectively executed by Boone West Farms LLC, 1903 West Farms LLC, and 1931 West Farms LLC, those project components related to the environment and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable.
 
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 this determination, pursuant to 6 N.Y.C.R.R. §617.11(d).
 
       Pursuant to Section 197-d, and based and the environmental determination and consideration described in this report and incorporated by reference herein, the Council approves the decision of the City Planning Commission (C 110234 HAX).
 
       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 October 5, 2011, on file in this office.
 
 
 
 
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