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File #: Res 1177-2019    Version: * Name: LU 585 - 1415-1417 Wythe Place Pillars, Block 2843, Lot 93; Bronx, Community District No. 4, Council District No. 14.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 11/26/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an exemption from real property taxes for property located at (Block 2843, Lot 93) Bronx, pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (Preconsidered L.U. No. 585).
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Housing Preservation and Development Letter, 2. Memorandum, 3. Res. No. 1177, 4. November 26, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-26-19, 6. Hearing Transcript, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 26, 2019

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RES. NO. 1177

Resolution approving an exemption from real property taxes for property located at (Block 2843, Lot 93) Bronx, pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (Preconsidered L.U. No. 585).

 

By Council Member Dromm

 

WHEREAS, The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) submitted to the Council its request dated October 28, 2019 that the Council take the following action regarding a housing project located at (Block 2843, Lot 93) Bronx (“Exemption Area”):

Approve an exemption of the Project from real property taxes pursuant to Section 577 of the Private Housing Finance Law (the “Tax Exemption”);

WHEREAS, The project description that HPD provided to the Council states that the purchaser of the Project (the “Owner”) is a duly organized housing development fund company under Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law;

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the financial implications relating to the Tax Exemption;

RESOLVED:

The Council hereby grants an exemption from real property taxes as follows:

1.                     For the purposes hereof, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

a.                     “Effective Date” shall mean June 26, 2019.

 

b.                     “Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation provided hereunder.

 

c.                     “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of the Bronx, City and State of New York, identified as Block 2843, Lot 93 on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

 

d.                     “Expiration Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of (i) a date which is forty (40) years from the Effective Date, (ii) the date of the expiration or termination of the Regulatory Agreement, or (iii) the date upon which the Exemption Area ceases to be owned by either a housing development fund company or an entity wholly controlled by a housing development fund company.

 

e.                     “HDC” shall mean the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

 

f.                     “HDFC” shall mean 1415 Wythe Housing Development Fund Corporation or a housing development fund company that acquires the Exemption Area with the prior written consent of HPD.

 

g.                     “HPD” shall mean the Department of Housing Preservation and Development of the City of New York.

 

h.                     “Owner” shall mean the HDFC.

 

i.                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean the regulatory agreement between HDC, HPD and the Owner executed on or after October 1, 2019 establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area on or after the date such Regulatory Agreement is executed.

 

2.                     All of the value of the property in the Exemption Area, including both the land and any improvements (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business, commercial, or community facility use), shall be exempt from real property taxation, other than assessments for local improvements, for a period commencing upon the Effective Date and terminating upon the Expiration Date.

 

3.                     Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary:

 

a.                     The Exemption shall terminate if HPD determines at any time that (i) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of Article XI of the Private Housing Finance Law, (ii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Agreement, (iii) the Exemption Area is not being operated in accordance with the requirements of any other agreement with, or for the benefit of, the City of New York, (iv) any interest in the Exemption Area is conveyed or transferred to a new owner without the prior written approval of HPD, or (v) the construction or demolition of any private or multiple dwelling on the Exemption Area has commenced without the prior written consent of HPD. HPD shall deliver written notice of any such determination to the Owner and all mortgagees of record, which notice shall provide for an opportunity to cure of not less than sixty (60) days. If the noncompliance specified in such notice is not cured within the time period specified therein, the Exemption shall prospectively terminate.

 

b.                     The Exemption shall apply to all land in the Exemption Area, but shall only apply to a building on the Exemption Area that exists on the Effective Date.

 

c.                     Nothing herein shall entitle the HDFC, the Owner, or any other person or entity to a refund of any real property taxes which accrued and were paid with respect to the Exemption Area prior to the Effective Date.

 

4.                     In consideration of the Exemption, the owner of the Exemption Area shall (a) execute and record the Regulatory Agreement, and (b) for so long as the Exemption shall remain in effect, waive the benefits of any additional or concurrent exemption from or abatement of real property taxation which may be authorized under any existing or future local, state, or federal law, rule, or regulation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing herein shall prohibit the granting of any real property tax abatement pursuant to Sections 467-b or 467-c of the Real Property Tax Law to real property occupied by senior citizens or persons with disabilities.

Office of the City Clerk,     }
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 November 26, 2019, on file in this office.

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of Council