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File #: Int 1854-2020    Version: * Name: Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 1/23/2020
Enactment date: 5/23/2020 Law number: 2020/050
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district, an extension of the boundaries of such district, the provision of additional services and the modification of existing services in such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm , Peter A. Koo, (by request of the Mayor)
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would authorize the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district to increase the amount it expends annually, extend its boundaries, provide additional services and the modify of existing services, and change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based as set forth in the BID’s amended district plan.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1854, 2. Int. No. 1854, 3. Res. No. 1227, 4. January 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-23-20, 6. City Planning Commission Report, 7. Amended District Plan, 8. Committee Report 2/11/20, 9. Hearing Testimony 2/11/20, 10. Hearing Testimony 2/11/20 (Con't), 11. Committee Report 4/22/20, 12. Hearing Transcript 4/22/20, 13. April 22, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-22-20, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 23, 2020, 16. Int. No. 1854 (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 50, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 22, 2020
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Int. No. 1854

 

By Council Members Dromm and Koo (by request of the Mayor)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district, an extension of the boundaries of such district, the provision of additional services and the modification of existing services in such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 5 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 25-460.1 to read as follows:

§ 25-460.1 Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district; increase in the amount to be expended annually. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district beginning on July 1, 2020, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such increased expenditure, there is hereby authorized in such district an annual expenditure of one million dollars ($1,000,000).

b. The amount of such expenditure to be levied upon each property in the district shall be determined in accordance with the method of assessment set forth in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district plan.

                     § 2. Chapter 5 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 25-460.2 to read as follows:                     

                     § 25-260.2 Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district; extension of district. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to section 25-407 of chapter four of this title: that notice of hearing for all hearings required to be held was published and mailed as required by law and was otherwise sufficient; that, except as otherwise provided in section 25-403 of chapter four of this title, all the real property within the boundaries of the district will benefit from the extension of the district; that all the real property benefited is included within the limits of the district; and that the extension of the district is in the public interest; and the council having determined further that the requisite number of owners have not objected as provided in section 25-406 of chapter four of this title, the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district in the borough of Queens is hereby extended. Such district is extended in accordance with the amended district plan of 2019 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision b of this section.

                     b. Immediately upon adoption of this local law by the council, the council shall file with the city clerk the amended district plan of 2019 upon which the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district, and the extension thereof, is based.

                     c. The amended district plan of 2019 shall not be further amended except in accordance with chapter four of this title.

                     § 3. Chapter 5 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 25-460.3 to read as follows:

                     § 25-460.3 Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district; amendments to the district plan. a. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision b of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize additional services and modify existing services for the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district and to authorize a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district is based, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such changes, there are hereby authorized in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district such changes as set forth in the amended district plan of 2019 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision c of this section.

                     b. The city council having determined, pursuant to subdivision c of section 25-410 of chapter four of this title, that it is in the public interest to authorize an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in the district, and the council having determined further that the tax and debt limits prescribed in section 25-412 of chapter four of this title will not be exceeded by such change, there is hereby authorized in the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub business improvement district such change as set forth in the amended district plan of 2019 required to be filed with the city clerk pursuant to subdivision c of this section.

                     c. Immediately upon adoption of this local law, the council shall file with the city clerk the amended district plan of 2019 setting forth the additional services and modification of services and containing the change in the method of assessment authorized by subdivision a of this section and the increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements authorized by subdivision b of this section.

                     § 4. This local law takes effect upon compliance with section 25-408 of chapter 4 of title 25 of the administrative code of the city of New York and is retroactive to and deemed to have been in full force and effect as of July 1, 2020, provided that section one of this local law takes effect immediately and is retroactive to and deemed to have been in full force and effect as of July 1, 2020.