File #: Res 1819-2021    Version: * Name: LU 868 - Zoning, 343 Madison Avenue – MTA/HQ, Manhattan (C 20210370 ZSM)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 11/23/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210370 ZSM, for the grant of a special permit (L.U. No. 868).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1819, 2. September 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-23-21, 4. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee Meeting - October 12, 2021, 5. Hearing Testimony - Zoning 10-12-21, 6. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee Meeting - November 9, 2021, 7. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-23-21, 9. Restrictive Declaration, 10. LOCATING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW MATERIALS FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS, 11. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 12. Committee Report
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11/23/2021*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Committee on Land Use Approved by Committee with Modifications and Referred to CPC  Action details Meeting details Not available

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

RESOLUTION NO. 1819

 

Resolution approving with modifications the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210370 ZSM, for the grant of a special permit (L.U. No. 868).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Moya

 

                     WHEREAS, BP 347 Madison Associates, LLC and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, filed an application pursuant to Sections 197-c and 201 of the New York City Charter for the grand of a special permit pursuant to Section 81-633 of the Zoning Resolution to allow an increase in floor area in excess of the basic maximum floor area ratio established in the Table in Section 81-63 (Special Floor Area Provisions for the Vanderbilt Corridor Subarea) up to a maximum floor area as set forth in such Table, in connection with a proposed commercial development, on property located at 343 Madison Avenue (Block 1279, Lots 23, 24, 25 & 48), in a C5-3 District, within the Special Midtown District (Vanderbilt Corridor Subarea), which in conjunction with related action would enable the development of a commercial building on the property at 317-341 Madison Avenue (Block 1279, Lots 23, 24, 25 and 48), in the East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan Community District 5 (ULURP No. C 210370 ZSM) (the “Application”);

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 27, 2021, its decision dated September 22, 2021 (the “Decision”) on the Application;

 

WHEREAS, the Application is related to application C 210369 ZSM (L.U. No. 867), a Zoning special permit pursuant to ZR Section 81-634 to modify certain district plan elements, street wall, height and setback, loading and curb cut regulations;

 

WHEREAS, the Decision is subject to review and action by the Council pursuant to Section 197-d of the City Charter;

 

WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission has made the findings required pursuant to Section 81-633 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York;

 

WHEREAS, upon due notice, the Council held a public hearing on the Decision and Application on October 12, 2021;

 

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the land use and environmental implications and other policy issues relating to the Decision and Application; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the Council has considered the relevant environmental issues, including the Positive Declaration issued July 23rd, 2020 (CEQR No. 21DCP020M) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on September 10, 2021, which the significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise would be avoided through the placement of an (E) designation (E-584) on the Development Site.  The Proposed Development as analyzed in the FEIS identified significant adverse impacts with respect to transportation (traffic, transit and pedestrians) and the mitigation measures are included in the Restrictive Declaration. The Council has also considered the Technical Memorandum dated November 16, 2021.

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     Having considered the FEIS and Technical Memorandum with respect to the Decision and Application, the Council finds that:

 

1)                     The FEIS meets the requirements of 6 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 617;

 

2)                     The environmental impacts disclosed in the FEIS were evaluated in relation to the social, economic, and other considerations associated with the actions that are set forth in this report; and

 

3)                      The adverse environmental impacts identified 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, attached as Exhibit A hereto, all as acceptable to Counsel to the Department, is executed by BP 347 Madison Associates LLC and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, or its successors, and such Restrictive Declaration shall have been recorded and filed in the Office of the Register of the City of New York, County of New York, those project components related to the environmental and mitigation measures that were identified as practicable and the placement of (E) designations (E-584) for Hazardous Materials, Air Quality, and Noise, which form part of the action.

 

4)                     No development pursuant to this resolution shall be permitted until the Restrictive Declaration attached as Exhibit A, as same may be modified with any necessary administrative or technical changes, all as acceptable to Counsel to the Department of City Planning, is executed by BP 347 Madison Associates, LLC, or its successor, and such Restrictive Declaration shall have been recorded and filed in the Office of the Register of the City of New York, County of New York.

 

 The Decision, together with the FEIS and Technical Memorandum 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 Sections 197-d and 200 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in the report, C 210370 ZSM, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision of the City Planning Commission, with the following modifications:

 

Matter double struck out is old, deleted by the City Council;

Matter double-underlined is new, added by the City Council

 

 

 

1.                      The property that is the subject of this application (C 210370 ZSM) shall be developed in size and arrangement substantially in accordance with the dimensions, specifications, and zoning computations indicated on the following approved plans, prepared by Kohn, Pedersen, Fox Associates, PC and Stantec, filed with this application and incorporated into this resolution:

 

 

Drawing No.  

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Last Date Revised         

Z-101

Zoning Calculations

9/20/2021 11/16/2021

Z-102

Zoning Lot Site Plan

9/20/2021

Z-103

Waiver Plan

9/20/2021 11/16/2021

Z-104

Ground Floor Waiver Plan

12/15/2020

Z-105

Pedestrian Circulation Space Plan

12/15/2020

Z-200

Building Sections

9/20/2021 11/16/2021

Z-300

Daylight Evaluation Analysis

9/20/2021

Z-301

Daylight Evaluation Analysis

9/20/2021

Z-302

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP1

9/20/2021

Z-303

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP2

9/20/2021

Z-304

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP3

9/20/2021

Z-305

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP4

9/20/2021

Z-306

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP5

9/20/2021

Z-307

Daylight Evaluation Analysis - VP6

9/20/2021

KP-1

Key Plan Street Level

12/9/2020

KP-2

Key Plan ESA Concourse & Lexington Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

KP-3

Key Plan Flushing Line Platform & Passageway Level

12/9/2020

PM-1

On-site Ground Level

12/9/2020

PM-2

On-Site Cellar 1 Level 1

12/9/2020

PM-3

On Site ESA Concourse Level

12/9/2020

PM-4

On-Site Sections 1 of 2

12/9/2020

PM-5

On-Site Section 2 of 2

12/9/2020

XE-1

Off-Site East End Existing Flushing Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

XE-2

Off-Site East End Existing Sections

12/9/2020

XC-1

Off-Site Center Core Existing Flushing Line Passageway Level

12/9/2020

XC-2

Off-Site Center Core Existing Flushing Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

XC-3

Off-Site Center Core Existing Sections

12/9/2020

XU-1

Off-Site “U” Stairs Existing Lexington Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

XU-2

Off-Site “U” Stairs Existing Flushing Line Passageway Level

12/9/2020

XU-3

Off-Site “U” Stairs Existing Sections

12/9/2020

PE-1

Off-Site East End Proposed Flushing Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

PE-2

Off-Site East End Proposed Sections

12/9/2020

PC-1

Off-Site Center Core Proposed Flushing Line Passageway Level

12/9/2020

PC-2

Off-Site Center Core Proposed Flushing Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

PC-3

Off-Site Center Core Proposed Sections

12/9/2020

PU-1

Off-Site “U” Stairs Proposed Lexington Line Platform Level

12/9/2020

PU-2

Off-Site “U” Stairs Proposed Flushing Line Passageway Level

12/9/2020

PU-3

Off-Site “U” Stairs Proposed Sections

12/9/2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.                      Such development shall conform to all applicable provisions of the Zoning Resolution except for the modifications specifically granted in this resolution and shown on the plans listed above which have been filed with this application.  All zoning computations are subject to verification and approval by the New York City Department of Buildings.  

 

3.                      Such development shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations relating to its construction, operation, and maintenance.

 

4.                      Development pursuant to this resolution shall be allowed only after the restrictive declaration attached herein as Exhibit A to this report, with such administrative changes as are acceptable to Counsel to the Department of City Planning, has been executed and recorded in the Office of the City Register, New York County.  Such restrictive declaration shall be deemed incorporated herein as a condition of this resolution.

 

5.                      The Development shall include those mitigation measures listed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (CEQR No. 21DCP020M) issued on September 10, 2021 and identified as practicable.

 

6.                      All leases, subleases, or other agreements for use or occupancy of space at the subject property shall give actual notice of this special permit to the lessee, sublessee, or occupant.

 

7.                      Upon failure of any party having any right, title, or interest in the property that is the subject of this application, or the failure of any heir, successor, assign, or legal representative of such party, to observe any of the covenants, restrictions, agreement, terms or conditions of this resolution whose provisions shall constitute conditions of the special permit hereby granted, the City Planning Commission may, without the consent of any other party, revoke any portion of or all of said special permit.  Such power of revocation shall be in addition to and not limited to any other powers of the City Planning Commission, or of any other agency of government, or any private person or entity.  Any such failure as stated above, or any alteration in the development that is the subject of this application that departs from any of the conditions listed above, is grounds for the City Planning Commission or the City Council, as applicable to disapprove any application for modification, cancellation or amendment of the special permit hereby granted.

 

8.                      Neither the City of New York nor its employees or agents shall have any liability for money damage by reason of the City’s or such employee’s or agent’s failure to act in accordance with the provisions of this special permit.

 

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 __________, 2021, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council