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File #: Res 1438-2020    Version: * Name: LU 687 - Kingston Heights Apartments, Brooklyn
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 9/23/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the termination of a prior exemption pursuant to a new exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 125 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL) and consent to the voluntary dissolution of the prior owner pursuant to PHFL Section 123(4) for property located at (Block 1676, Lot 1; Block 1854, Lots 12, 14, 16, and 19; Block 1863, Lot 44; Block 1864, Lot 73 and Block 1871, Lots 3 and 5) Brooklyn (Preconsidered L.U. No. 687).
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Housing Preservation and Development Letter, 2. Memorandum, 3. Res. No. 1438, 4. September 23, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-20, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 23, 2020

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RES. NO. 1438

 

Resolution approving the termination of a prior exemption pursuant to a new exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 125 of the Private Housing Finance Law (PHFL) and consent to the voluntary dissolution of the prior owner pursuant to PHFL Section 123(4) for property located at (Block 1676, Lot 1; Block 1854, Lots 12, 14, 16, and 19; Block 1863, Lot 44; Block 1864, Lot 73 and Block 1871, Lots 3 and 5) Brooklyn (Preconsidered L.U. No. 687).

 

By Council Member Dromm

 

WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (“HPD”) submitted to the Council its request dated September 8, 2020 that the Council take the following action regarding a housing project located at (Block 1676, Lot 1; Block 1854, Lots 12, 14, 16, and 19; Block 1863, Lot 44; Block 1864, Lot 73 and Block 1871, Lots 3 and 5) Brooklyn, (“Exemption Area”):

 

Approve the termination of a prior tax exemption for the Exemption Area pursuant to Section 125 of the Private Housing Finance Law (the “Termination”);

 

Consent to the voluntary dissolution of the current owner pursuant to PHFL Section 123(4) (the “Dissolution”);

 

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

 

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

 

RESOLVED:

 

The Council hereby terminates an exemption from real property taxes and consents to the voluntary dissolution of the current owner as follows:

 

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

 

(a)                     “Company” shall mean Kingston Heights Housing LLC or any other entity that acquires the beneficial interest in the Exemption Area with the prior written consent of HPD.

 

(b)                     “Current Exemption” shall mean the exemption from real property taxation for the Exemption Area pursuant to Section 125 of the PHFL approved by the New York City Council on November 28, 2007 (Resolution No. 1178).

 

(c)                      “Current Owner” shall mean Kingston Heights Apartments L.P.

 

(d)                      “Exemption Area” shall mean the real property located in the Borough of Brooklyn, City and State of New York, identified as Block 1676, Lot 1, Block 1854, Lots 12, 14, 16, and 19, Block 1863, Lot 44, Block 1864, Lot 73, and Block 1871, Lots 3 and 5 on the Tax Map of the City of New York.

 

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

 

(f)                     “HDFC” shall mean Albany Kingston 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)                     “New Owner” shall mean, collectively, the HDFC and the Company.

 

(i)                     “PHFL” shall mean the Private Housing Finance Law.

 

(j)                     “Regulatory Agreement” shall mean the regulatory agreement among HPD, HDC, and the New Owner, establishing certain controls upon the operation of the Exemption Area and to be executed concurrently with the conveyance of the Exemption Area from the Current Owner to the New Owner and submitted to the City Register for recordation within two business days of such execution.

 

2.                     Approve, pursuant to Section 125 of the PHFL, the termination of the Current Exemption, which termination shall become effective one day preceding the later of the conveyance of the Exemption Area from the Current Owner to the New Owner and the execution of the Regulatory Agreement.

 

3.                     Consent, pursuant to Section 123(4) of the PHFL, to the voluntary dissolution of the Current Owner.

 

4.                     If the conveyance of the Exemption Area from the Current Owner to the New Owner does not occur either (i) within one day following the termination of the Current Exemption, or (ii) on the same day as the voluntary dissolution of the Current Owner, then all of the approvals and consents set forth above shall be null and void, the dissolution of the Current Owner shall be rescinded, and both the obligations of the Current Owner to remain an Article V redevelopment company and the Current Exemption shall be reinstated as though they had never been terminated or interrupted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 September 23, 2020, on file in this office.

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of Council