File #: Res 1822-2021    Version: * Name: LU 871 - Zoning, Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, Brooklyn (C 210179 MMK)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Land Use
On agenda: 11/23/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210179 MMK, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 871).
Sponsors: Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Francisco P. Moya
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1822, 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. Calendar of the Zoning Subcommittee and Land Use Meetings - November 10, 2021, 8. November 23, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-23-21, 10. City Planning Commission Approval Letter, 11. LOCATING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW MATERIALS FOR CERTAIN LAND USE APPLICATIONS, 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. 1822

 

Resolution approving the decision of the City Planning Commission on ULURP No. C 210179 MMK, an amendment to the City Map (L.U. No. 871).

 

By Council Members Salamanca and Moya

 

                     WHEREAS, New York City Department of City Planning, filed an application pursuant to Sections 197-c and 199 of the New York City Charter for an amendment to the City Map involving:

 

1)                     the establishment of Hoyt Street between 5th Street and Nelson Street;

 

2)                     the establishment of Luquer Street and Nelson Street between Smith Street and the Gowanus Canal;

 

3)                     the elimination, of a 7th Street between Smith Street and The Gowanus Canal;

 

4)                     the elimination of Public Place;

 

5)                     the establishment of legal grades;

 

6)                     the adjustment of grades and block dimensions necessitated thereby;

 

including authorization for any acquisition or disposition of real property related thereto, in accordance with Map No. X-2754 dated December 7, 2020 and signed by the Borough President, which in conjunction with the related actions would facilitate land use changes for 82 full or partial blocks in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, Community Districts 2 and 6 (ULURP No. C 210179 MMK) (the “Application”);

 

                     WHEREAS, the City Planning Commission filed with the Council on September 24, 2021 its decision dated September 22, 2021 (the "Decision"), on the Application;

 

WHEREAS, the Application is related to applications C 210177 ZMK (L.U. No. 869), an amendment to the Zoning Map to change R6, R6B, R8A, R8A/C2-4, C8-2, M1-1, M1-2, M2-1, and M3-1 districts to R6B, R6A, M1-4/R6B, M1-4/R6A, M1-4/R7A, M1-4/R7-2, M1-4/R7X, C4-4D, and M1-4 districts, eliminate commercial overlays, establish the Special Gowanus Mixed Use District, and replace a Special Enhanced Commercial District (EC-1); N 210178 ZRK (L.U. No. 870), a zoning text amendment to establish the Special Gowanus Mixed-Use District, Gowanus Waterfront Access Plan, establish a Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) area, and replace the EC-1 within the rezoning area; C 210180 MMK (L.U. No. 872), a city map amendment involving the mapping of parkland; C 210053 PPK (L.U. No. 873), a disposition of City-owned property; and C 210052 HAK (L.U. No. 874), a disposition approval, UDAA and UDAAP designation;

 

 

 

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

 

                     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 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 March 22nd, 2019 (CEQR No. 19DCP157K) and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for which a Notice of Completion was issued on September 10, 2021, which identified significant adverse impacts related to hazardous materials, air quality, and noise, which would be avoided through the placement of (E) designations (E-601) on selected projected and potential development sites; and significant adverse impacts with respect to community facilities (publicly funded child care services), active open space, shadows (Douglass & Degraw Pool and Our Lady of Peace stained glass windows), historic and cultural resources (architectural and archaeological), transportation (traffic, transit, and pedestrians), air quality (mobile source), and construction activities related to noise and historic and cultural resources; and the proposed mitigation measures summarized in Chapter 21, Mitigation, of the FEIS, and the Technical Memoranda dated September 21, 2021 and November 16, 2021 (the “Technical Memoranda”).

 

 

RESOLVED:

 

                     Having considered the FEIS and Technical Memoranda 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)                     Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations from among the reasonable alternatives available, the action is one which avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable;                     

 

                     The Decision, together with the FEIS and Technical Memoranda 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 199 of the City Charter and on the basis of the Decision and Application, and based on the environmental determination and consideration described in this report, C 210179 MMK, incorporated by reference herein, and the record before the Council, the Council approves the Decision for an amendment to the City Map involving:

 

1)                     the establishment of Hoyt Street between 5th Street and Nelson Street;

 

2)                     the establishment of Luquer Street and Nelson Street between Smith Street and the Gowanus Canal;

 

3)                     the elimination, of a 7th Street between Smith Street and The Gowanus Canal;

 

4)                     the elimination of Public Place;

 

5)                     the establishment of legal grades;

 

6)                     the adjustment of grades and block dimensions necessitated thereby;

 

including authorization for any acquisition or disposition of real property related thereto, in accordance with Map No. X-2754 dated December 7, 2020 and signed by the Borough President is approved;

 

All such approvals being subject to the following conditions:

 

a.                     The subject amendment to the City Map shall take effect on the day following the day on which certified counterparts of Map No. X-2754 dated December 7, 2020 are filed with the appropriate agencies in accordance with Section 198 subsection c of the New York City Charter.

 

Adopted.

 

                     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 __________, 2021, on file in this office.

 

 

 

 

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City Clerk, Clerk of The Council